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Sep 17, 2013, 16:16 ET

Home Care Workers Win Minimum Wage and Overtime Protections

Home care workers gained a significant victory today when the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) extended minimum wage and overtime protections to them...

Jun 25, 2013, 07:00 ET

Home Care Workers Search for a Reason to Celebrate FLSA

Today, America celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), signed into law by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FLSA...

Apr 10, 2013, 08:00 ET

Direct Care Alliance Announces Carla D. Washington as New Executive Director

Direct Care Alliance (DCA) is pleased to welcome Carla D. Washington as its new Executive Director. Ms. Washington will lead DCA's work to grow the...

Mar 21, 2013, 08:14 ET

Basic Protections for Home Care Workers Stall at White House

In the midst of Women's History Month, more than 2 million workers – 88% of them women – wait for President Obama to fulfill his...

Mar 05, 2013, 08:00 ET

Direct Care Workers Advocate to Protect and Expand Texas Medicaid

Hundreds of Texans from more than 150 local, state and national organizations are convening in Austin today to advocate for Medicaid, the program...

Dec 13, 2012, 13:07 ET

Home Care Workers Urge White House to Deliver on Promise of Basic Labor Protections

 One year ago, President Obama announced a proposed rule that would guarantee home care workers the right to minimum wage and overtime...

Nov 30, 2012, 12:02 ET

The Direct Care Movement Loses Leonila Vega

 Last week, the movement to improve direct care jobs lost a visionary leader and fierce advocate with the passing of Leonila Vega. For the past...

Nov 16, 2012, 19:07 ET

Leadership Training Program Empowers, Educates Arizona Direct Care Workers

 Direct care workers honed their leadership and advocacy skills November 14-16 at the Arizona Voices Institute 2012, a state-level version of...

Sep 28, 2012, 23:31 ET

Texas Direct Care Workers Find Unity, Voices at Leadership Training Institute

 Direct care workers from across the state honed their leadership and advocacy skills on September 27 and 28 at the Houston Voices Institute...

Sep 18, 2012, 07:00 ET

Home Care Workers and Allies Tell Congress to Do the Right Thing

Determined to win home care workers the respect and basic labor protections they deserve, teams of direct care workers, employers, and allies from...

Jul 31, 2012, 21:19 ET

DCA Announces Scholarships for Home Care Worker Credential

The Direct Care Alliance's (DCA) Personal Care and Support Credential will be offered free of charge to 400 home care workers nationwide. This...

Jun 18, 2012, 10:45 ET

Florida Direct Care Workers Hone Leadership, Advocacy Skills

 Direct care workers from across the state honed their leadership and advocacy skills on June 14 and 15 in Haines City at the Florida Voices...

Jun 11, 2012, 17:28 ET

New Mexico Direct Care Workers Hone Leadership, Advocacy Skills

 New Mexican direct care workers honed their leadership and advocacy skills on June 7 and 8 in Albuquerque. District 48 Representative...

Jun 11, 2012, 08:00 ET

Home Care Workers Can't Wait

Five years ago today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against home care worker Evelyn Coke when she claimed entitlement to protection under the...

Dec 15, 2011, 15:37 ET

Home Care Workers Poised to Win Basic Labor Protections

Proposed rule extends minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers  The fight to win basic labor protections for...

Jun 24, 2011, 15:17 ET

Home Care Legislation Poised to Improve Quality of Care for Millions of Americans

Direct Care Job Quality Improvement Act seeks to address looming crisis in America's long-term care system The Direct Care Job Quality...

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