Protest in San Mateo County Over Home Health Care Wages Results in Arrests
On Tuesday, five individuals were arrested during a protest over wage increases for home health care workers outside of a San Mateo County Board of Supervisors meeting. The protest followed an offer by the county to increase home health care workers' wages gradually from $11.50 per hour to $12.65 per hour. The workers and health care union members had sought a 30% increase over the next four years to $15 per hour.
- "Peninsula: Health Care Workers, Union Members Arrested in Protest Over Wage Increase" (Ivie, San Jose Mercury News, 11/18).