Now that their first contract is in effect, Minnesota home care workers are taking the next steps to build their union. They are knocking on doors to recruit more people into the union and joining the national discussion on the future of home care.
Years of effort have built to the July 1st launch of the first-ever union contract for home health care workers in Minnesota. Workers say its provisions will improve their lives and the quality of care for their clients.
In a victory for 27,000 home health care workers across Minnesota, Gov. Mark Dayton gave final approval to a historic first union contract that will dramatically improve working conditions in the industry when it takes effect July 1.
Unions and other progressive organizations are sorting through the flurry of bills passed in the final days of the Minnesota Legislature’s 2015 session, including the likelihood of a special session on K-12 education funding.