Victories for home health care workers: Home care workers get organized
September 1, 2004
Dollars & Sense Issue 249
This article outlines home health workers’ efforts to organize in California, Oregon, and Washington under a “public authority” model. The author describes the public authority model that was originally developed in California and how the model has spread to Washington State, and more recently Oregon. Under a public authority model, workers have collective bargaining rights. Union organization under the public authority model has had significant impact on wages and benefits for home care workers.