Pima County BOS supports SEIU request for raise for PCOA Home Care Workers!

On January 24, the Pima County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution supporting SEIU’s request for PCOA For All Inc. Attendant Care Workers to receive a wage increase.  Click here to read the resolution.

From Arizona Daily Star reporter Becky Pallack:

Supes side with union in home-care pay talks

The Board of Supervisors took sides Tuesday in a labor dispute involving home care workers who are former county employees.In a 3-2 vote, the board supported the Service Employees International Union in a resolution that encourages the union and PCOA for All Inc. to agree on a “reasonable wage increase.”

Republican Supervisors Ann Day and Ray Carroll were opposed, while the three board Democrats approved.

In the latest round of negotiations, which began in May, workers have asked for a 22-cent pay raise for 97 workers who provide home care for members of the Arizona Long Term Care System.

The workers are paid $9.60 an hour.

The approved resolution also affirms the workers’ claim that when the county turned them over from the public Pima Health System to the private PCOA for All they were promised the same pay and benefits.

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