Resolution Calling on California Governor Jerry Brown to Implement Senate Bill 855 (2014)

RESOLUTION 15-05.36

Resolution Calling on California Governor Jerry Brown to Implement Senate Bill 855 (2014)

WHEREAS, the California Democratic Party upholds the right of all workers to be treated with dignity, respect, and equality and to be fairly compensated for their work; and

WHEREAS, in 2014, the California Legislature passed, and Governor Jerry Brown signed into law, Senate Bill 855 - a historic piece of legislation authorizing the right of In-Home Supportive Services homecare workers to earn pay for overtime, time spent traveling between clients, and time spent during medical accompaniment, beginning January 1, 2015; and

WHEREAS, funding to pay IHSS workers for overtime, travel time, and medical accompaniment was appropriated in the FY 2014-2015 state budget;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party thanks Governor Brown for signing Senate Bill 855 into law, allowing IHSS workers to be fairly compensated for their hard work; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party calls on our Governor to immediately implement SB 855 with compensation for overtime, travel time, and medical accompaniment paid retroactive to January 1, 2015.

Sponsored by San Diego County Democratic Central Committee

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its Summer/Fall 2015 E-board Meeting
Hyatt Regency
August 16, 2015

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