The Supreme Court Doesn't Care for Caregiving Workers

July 1, 2014 7:44 PM

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Yesterday's Supreme Court ruling on Harris v. Quinn may seem like a narrow decision on the technical details of union dues. In fact, it lays bare one of the fundamental injustices to workers' rights in the U.S., and a looming policy failure as the country struggles to care for a rapidly aging population.

The root of the problem is that because we don't value caregiving work, millions of home care workers earn poverty wages taking care of our loved ones. And now, because we don't value caregiving work, they don't have the right to the same model of union representation as other public sector workers.

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