California United Homecare Workers (CUHW) Local 4034 Lake County members have reached an agreement on a new contract that includes a 55 cent raise.
The contract goes into effect following ratification by Local 4034 members. Ratification voting is scheduled for March 15 at the CUHW Lake Office at 13300 Highway 20 in Clearlake Oaks. Voting takes place from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. Voting is also taking place at the Lakeport Senior Center at 527 Konocti Ave in Lakeport–March 15 at 10:00 a.m.
The new hourly rate for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers increases to $9.30 and includes the elimination of the county contribution to health benefits. The prior benefits contribution no longer aligned with rules mandated in the Affordable Care Act.
Only full CUHW members are permitted to vote on the contract March 15 from 10:00 a.m. till 2:00 p.m. at two locations: CUHW Local 4034 Lake office at 13300 Highway 20 in Clearlake Oaks and the Lakeport Senior Center at 527 Konocti Avenue in Lakeport. IHSS providers who aren’t full members can fill out a membership card and cast their ballots at the voting area.