IHSS Providers Approve New Contract for Pay, Benefits
On Wednesday, employees for the In-Home Supportive Services program approved a new contract with Alameda County that guarantees wages and benefits until September 2013. The contract stipulates that IHSS employees will continue to receive $11.50 hourly and that their wage would not drop below $10.20 hourly even if the state cuts its contribution to the minimum wage. In addition, the contract states that workers will keep their health benefits for five months if state cuts place workers below the eligibility threshold for such benefits.
- "Alameda County IHSS Workers Get New Deal" (Metinko, Oakland Tribune, 12/17).