OPA News Release: [06/30/2014]
Contact Name: Michael Trupo
Phone Number: (202) 693-6588
Release Number: 14-1265-NAT
Statement by US Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez
on Harris v. Quinn Supreme Court ruling
WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez issued the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's Harris v. Quinn decision:
"Home care workers do heroic work, providing high-quality, compassionate care that allows seniors and people with disabilities to live at home with independence and dignity.
"By organizing together, these workers have improved both their own working conditions and the quality of services they provide. The demand for skilled home care workers will only increase as the population ages and more people require these services.
"Today's Supreme Court decision will make it more difficult for home care workers to have a united voice and the support they need to best serve their clients. We can and will continue to work in partnership with home care workers, consumers, employers, unions and states to ensure both good jobs and quality home care."