Posts Tagged ‘Service Employees International Union’

Home Care Workers Still Waiting For Labor Protections After Promise From Obama

June 26, 2013

By Dave Jamieson, The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON – In December of 2011, President Barack Obama stood at the White House alongside a group of home care workers and announced that his administration would extend minimum wage and overtime protections to them after decades of exclusion. The White House still has a video on its YouTube channel explaining the significance of the regulatory change, entitled “A Promise Kept.”

But in reality, the president hasn’t yet delivered on that promise. A year and a half after the fanfare, home care workers who tend to the elderly and disabled in their homes are still not covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Depression-era statute that serves as a bedrock of U.S. labor law. The president’s proposal remains under review at the White House, where industry players have lobbied to have it softened, if not scrapped. (more…)

HCAF Meets with Obama Administration Officials to Discuss Home Care Issues

March 30, 2012

The White House Community Partnership Summit in Orlando

HCAF Government Affairs Director Kyle Simon met today with Obama Administration officials at the White House Community Partnership Summit in Orlando to discuss industry issues on behalf of Florida home care agencies and nurse registries. The Summit marked the fourth of 10 being held in cities across the country where community leaders work together alongside Administration officials to discuss the nation’s most pressing challenges and find partnership opportunities between the public and the government.