Even as a pandemic spread across the globe, care workers showed up as the heroes we have always been.
We put ourselves on the frontlines not only for our clients and patients, but also for our industry, families and fellow care workers.
We continued to advocate for the passage of FOUR historic bills, which resulted in: paid sick time for all Colorado workers, whistleblower protections for workers who report safety violations, increased law enforcement accountability, and state worker collective bargaining rights.
These victories for public safety and workers’ rights clarified how crucial care workers are to a safe and healthy society.
We also launched a survey that care workers have used to tell the real, everyday story of what they were experiencing in real time. Care workers voiced their concerns, challenges and make clear the demands they have to be protected and supported throughout the pandemic. Several thousands have completed the survey, growing our numbers dramatically.
This is one tactic we have used to build power to win major campaigns, but also meet care workers where they’re at in all of their pain, anxiety and determination.