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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.

Contributing Authors
Schneider, Stu

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