TO: Portland-Area Homecare Agencies

FROM: Homecare Workers, Your Employees, and Community Supporters

The work we do is vital—it helps people remain in their homes and in their communities, and to live full, dignified lives. We provide quality care, and we deserve quality jobs.

This is why we have joined with the growing movement to demand wages of at least $15 an hour. Cities across the nation—Seattle, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington D.C.—have all recently taken steps to increase minimum wages to $15. Surely we deserve no less.

Rents are going up, prices are going up, but our wages haven’t been keeping up. We cannot afford to wait for years for lawmakers to increase our wages. You have the power to set our wages, which is why we are calling on you to do the right thing: raise your wages to $15 an hour, right now.


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