Over 99% of Addus Home Care Aides Vote YES to Approve New Contract

We did it!

We are proud to announce that over 99% of Addus Illinois home care aides voted YES to approve our new agreement!

Last week, Addus home care aides received our new raises and our retro pay back to August 1, 2017.

This was a huge victory that SEIU home care aides have fought years to achieve by taking action in Springfield, in our shops, and in our communities.

Here’s a recap of what we won:

  • $.72/hour increase for all Addus workers, with retro pay to Aug 1st (Based on wages earned on 6/30/17).
  • Increase to $1.77 for our Health Fund to protect our health insurance.
  • Paid sick time for all workers covered by the Cook County Paid Sick Time ordinance.
  • Protected our mileage from any reductions.

We have a lot to celebrate but there’s more work to do in 2018! We are already looking ahead to winning another rate increase, paid sick time statewide, and protecting the Community Care Program from Governor Rauner’s attacks.

We want to wish you a very happy holiday season and we look forward to winning more with you next year. When we’re united in our union, nothing can stop us!

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