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Personal Care Attendants win higher wages and benefits with 1199SEIU

On November 25, PCAs voted to ratify their first contract for higher wages and benefits. PCAs, consumers, community supporters and allies, and elected officials welcomed the announcement at the Veronica B. Smith Senior Center in Brighton. Read the full coverage of this historic event below (PDFs).

Boston Globe - Home care workers vote union-negotiated pact
Boston Globe - SEIU wins pact for 25,000 home care workers
Boston Herald - Care workers get 15% raise
Worcester T&G - Attendants OK their first contract
Cape Cod Times - Union contract boosts health aides
New Bedford Standard Times - Union helps struggling PCAs
New Bedford Standard Times - Help for the Helpers
Patriot Ledger - Thousands of personal care attendants to get raises and health insurance under new contract
Bureau of National Affairs - 1199SEIU negotiates first contract for 25,000 Massachusetts home aides

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