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Riverside reaches tentative agreement with in-home workers

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors has agreed to a pay raise for workers in the county’s In-Home Support Services program.

The agreement, which must still be approved by the state and members of the United Domestic Workers, calls for three straight years of pay increases for members of that union, according to a statement on the county’s website.

If approved, members of Local 3930 will see their hourly wage rise by $2.50 – to $18.50 an hour – during that time.

Board members unanimously approved that agreement Tuesday.

“In-home workers perform a critical service to help elderly and disabled residents safely stay in their homes,” said Kevin Jeffries, board chairman, in a statement. “This tentative agreement acknowledges the difficult service these providers offer, and the need to attract more workers.”

There are an estimated 38,000 in-home providers in Riverside County, with thousands of elderly and disabled clients on a waiting list to receive a provider, according to the statement.

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  1. So that’s great! But I’m reading that this pay increase is only for union members? They give u a choice. To join or not if so it’s 350.00 per year. For union dues.i didn’t not in 6 yrs see then approve my education.only z few red cross classes ghat u can sign up on your own.non union people gave to do the same work as unions.

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