WHEREAS, the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee upholds the right of all workers to be treated with dignity, respect, and equality and to be fairly compensated for their work; and
WHEREAS, in 2014, the California Legislature passed, and Governor Jerry Brown signed into law, Senate Bill 855 - a historic piece of legislation authorizing the right of In-Home Supportive Services homecare workers to earn pay for overtime, time spent travelling between clients, and time spent during medical accompaniment, beginning January 1, 2015; and
WHEREAS, funding to pay IHSS workers for overtime, travel time, and medical accompaniment was appropriated in the FY 2014-2015 state budget.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the San Diego County Democratic Party calls on our Governor to immediately implement SB 855 with compensation for overtime, travel time, and medical accompaniment paid retroactive to January 1, 2015.
Adopted by the San Diego County Democratic Central Committee, March 17, 2015