27,000 home care workers are united in SEIU Healthcare Minnesota after years of fighting for a voice on the job. Today, home care workers, their clients and families celebrated an overwhelming victory.
"Despite every obstacle put in our way, we stuck to our promise to keep fighting until we were able to exercise our democratic right to let home care workers decide for themselves whether to form a union," said Sumer Spika, a home care worker from St. Paul. "When given the right to decide for ourselves, home care workers clearly are ready for change and with our union will have a unified voice to fight for better conditions for ourselves and better care for those we serve."
The Bureau of Mediation Services tallied the votes earlier in the day and certified that workers voted decisively join the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Minnesota.