home care workers http://www.kplu.org en Following Seattle's Minimum Wage Increase, Home Care Workers Push For $15 An Hour http://www.kplu.org/post/following-seattles-minimum-wage-increase-home-care-workers-push-15-hour <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153780955&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>The union that represents home care workers across Washington state is calling for a new contract that phases in a $15-an-hour minimum wage. They’re hoping Seattle’s recent vote to gradually hike the wage floor will help bolster their argument.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:47:30 +0000 Ashley Gross 17063 at http://www.kplu.org Following Seattle's Minimum Wage Increase, Home Care Workers Push For $15 An Hour Long-term care initiative is back up for a vote http://www.kplu.org/post/long-term-care-initiative-back-vote <p>The Long-term Care Initiative would require the state to boost training for home healthcare workers and implement more rigorous background checks. That&rsquo;s pretty similar to what was passed but never enacted back in 2008.</p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 00:54:19 +0000 Vanessa Romo 3022 at http://www.kplu.org