Supervisors OK $88 million contract with homecare providers union

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RIVERSIDE (CNS) - The Board of Supervisors Tuesday signed off on an $87.8 million contract with a union representing hundreds of caregivers throughout Riverside County, guaranteeing them access to union-supplied healthcare and automatic pay hikes totaling 4% over its three-year term. "By coming to this agreement, many will have access to healthcare, training and wage increases,'' United Domestic Workers of America spokeswoman Yevette Elam told the board. "We thank you for investing in the future.'' The 36-month memorandum of understanding, which is retroactive to July 1 and expires on June 30, 2022, was the product of nine bargaining sessions between June 2017 and last August. The contract must still be approved by the state because the union-represented caregivers are employed by county
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