Maryland Home Care, Child Care Providers Remain Resolute in Face of Supreme Court Ruling
Baltimore, July 1 – In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision yesterday on Harris Vs. Quinn, Glenn Middleton, President of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employee (AFSCME) Council 67, said that no court decision will weaken the resolve of home care workers, child care providers and consumers from fighting for quality care for seniors, children and people with disabilities. AFSCME Council 67 represents over 400 Home care employees.
“Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on Harris Vs. Quinn was indeed an attack on working families, but it did not hand anti-worker extremists the victory they hoped for,” said Middleton.
“Our union has fought together to build a home care system here in Maryland that has benefited workers and consumers by providing professional training, increased wages and affordable care.”
Vickie Beard, a Homecare provider who takes care of three young men – two of whom are her sons – says that it is time to for Homecare workers to organize. “I run a critical care unit out of my home,” she said. “Programs negotiated by the union in our collective bargaining agreement keep my sons from going into a nursing home. Without my voice at the table, that’s what would happen, and that’s one of the reasons why homecare workers must pull together because alone we have no voice.” Beard is also president of AFSCME Local 406.
Today, AFSCME Council 67 is more resolute than ever that joining together is the best way for care providers to ensure quality care for seniors and people with disabilities who want nothing more than to live independently at home.
The bigger we are, the stronger we are. When we speak as one, our jobs improve, public services improve — our communities improve.
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