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Homecare Workers Take on Yuba County Over Health Plan
Date:10/8/2007

County Refusing to Provide Benefits Agreed to in July

MARYSVILLE, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Homecare workers will announce at a press conference on Wednesday the filing of a formal complaint against Yuba County for refusing to implement portions of the caregivers' health plan, in violation of the contract that both sides agreed to three months ago.

County officials maintain that they cannot provide the "umbrella" benefit to caregivers employed by Yuba's In-Home Supportive Services, despite the fact that numerous other counties have implemented identical programs. Yuba County specifically agreed to this benefit when negotiating and ratifying the contract earlier this year.

WHAT: Press conference to announce filing of complaint against Yuba

County

WHO: Caregivers employed by Yuba County In-Home Supportive Services

Recipients of county-funded care

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m.

WHERE: Yuba County Health and Human Services

5730 Packard Ave., suite 100

Marysville

The 145,000-member SEIU United Healthcare Workers-West is the largest hospital and healthcare union in the western United States and represents every type of healthcare worker, including nurses, professional, technical and service classifications. Our mission is to achieve high-quality healthcare for all.

CONTACT: Mason Stockstill

(510) 206-8247


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