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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 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...


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...


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...