Home Care Workers Sue for Reimbursement of Union Fees in Wake of Janus

The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling in the landmark Janus v. AFSCME case is beginning to have ripple effects throughout the home care industry. Last month, the United State’s highest court ruled 5-4 that public employees do not have to pay union fees to help cover the costs of collective bargaining by union groups on […]

Controversial Home Care Overhaul Passes in Washington State

About 35,000 individual home care workers in Washington will be managed by a private entity rather than the state by 2021, under a law signed Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jay Inslee (pictured above). The divisive measure pitted Democrats and union interests against Republicans and the conservative nonprofit Freedom Foundation, based in the state capital of […]

Oregon Home Care Workers Win Pathway to $15 Per Hour

On the heels of a historic ruling that home health workers are entitled to minimum wage and overtime pay protections, Oregon home health workers have secured a pay raise and will soon have a pathway to earn $15 per hour. The current base rate for home care workers is $13.75 per hour in Oregon. Service […]