Colorado Care Workers Unite was founded in 2018 to bring our priorities as caregivers to the forefront in decisions that affect us, our families and our clients.
We, Colorado care workers, do essential, compassionate work. We take care of loved ones and families. Yet, we struggle to pay our own rent and put food on the table for our own families. Here in Colorado, and across the nation, the demand for home care is rapidly increasing, but the system doesn’t work for anyone. We can’t afford to keep doing this work, even when we desperately want to.
That’s why care workers and consumers are coming together. We’re demanding a living wage for care workers, the right to form a union without retaliation, and a care system that works for everyone. Home care workers in states like Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Washington organized and won higher wages and benefits. Colorado can and needs to do better. Now is the time to make care jobs good jobs here in our state.
Despite doing the work that allows older Americans and people with disabilities to live with dignity in their own homes, care workers are paid so little they can’t afford to take care of their own families. Colorado Care Workers Unite is creating an opportunity for workers to stand together for better pay, rights on the job and to provide a well-trained workforce that meets the needs of our growing aging population.
WITH YOUR HELP
WE WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR CARE WORKERS