November 27, 2022
When her husband died nearly a decade ago, Rosa worried about how she would pay their bills, since she couldn’t leave her daughter to work. That was when someone told her about the In-Home Supportive Services program. Rosa became a paid caregiver but earns only $16 an hour, straining her budget as prices tick upward for groceries and gas. For more than a year, workers like her have been pushing for higher wages in Los Angeles County. Each county has its own hourly rates for workers in the program, which range from $15 to $18.75 across the state. In Los Angeles County, the $16-an-hour rate is just four cents above the minimum wage for unincorporated areas. Read the full article.