Wearing stickers that simply said, “$10,” SEIU’s Pima County members, PCOA members, friends and allies, attended the Pima County Board of Heath meeting on December 8 to fight for a raise for PCOA For All, Inc. home care workers. The workers have not had a raise in seven years.
SEIU Pima Chapter President, Maya Castillo and PCOA Bargaining Team spokesperson, Tina Puckett, asked that the the board provide a letter of support for the workers’ request for a raise to $10 per hour, and the same bargaining rights they had before they were transferred from Pima County’s employ to PCOA For All, Inc.
From The Arizona Daily Star: “The board unanimously supported the request, saying state contract money should go primarily to patient care. The board’s letter will also tell PCOA for All that it would like to hear from the company if it has a compelling reason not to pay a wage increase.”