Home Care providers came together to found our union in 2006 (originally known as the Virginia Association of Personal Care Assistants) to have a strong voice on the job and to make improvements to the home care system we all love.
In the years since, union members have won many improvements to home care, including:
- Multiple raises for home care providers
- Thousands of new waiver slots for older adults and people with disabilities
- Assistance with paycheck issues; and
- We saved the program from elimination!
We know that home care providers and consumers still face many challenges, including the lack of paid sick days, and the 40-hour cap on the number of hours that home care providers can work each week. United together, we can face and overcome any challenge.
The union members on the Executive Board are:
Patricia White, Chair
Alexis Edwards, Acting Vice Chair
Samuri Brooks, Secretary
Shana Boston Allen, Director
Charles Carter, Director
Jewel Farley, Director
Ebone Newton, Director
The VAPCA Home Care union Constitution and Bylaws can be found here: Home Care Constitution and Bylaws
For more information on the union and our efforts to win Quality Jobs and Quality Home Care, please contact the union by phone at 571-432-0209 and by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org