Allison Padgett is the Communications Specialist at United Domestic Workers of America, AFSCME Local 3930

Homecare workers deserve overtime pay — and so much more

For-profit homecare agencies are threatening homecare workers’ new rights to overtime pay. But they’re fighting back.

, United Domestic Workers of America

In December 2011, California caregivers Michelle Wise and Elva Munoz stood next to President Obama as be announced some major news. The regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) were being amended to extend a minimum wage, overtime pay, and other wage protections to America’s homecare workers, including In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregivers in California, for the first time.

Over four years later, caregivers in California are still fighting for these fundamental workplace protections. Support them by signing their petition to Governor Brown today.