FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA ADVISORY for Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Kayla Shore, 617-504-6741, firstname.lastname@example.org
Blithe Riley, 267-340-9878, email@example.com
UCLA to Release Study on Mounting Crisis in California’s Homecare Industry
On Wednesday, March 30th, at 10 a.m. Pacific, the UCLA Labor Center will hold a virtual press briefing to discuss its new report, Lives & Livelihoods: California’s Private Homecare Industry in Crisis — in collaboration with Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network, National Domestic Workers Alliance, California Domestic Workers Coalition, Pilipino Workers Center, and the Golden Gate University Women’s Employment Rights Clinic.
California’s homecare industry is facing critical issues that strain workers and consumers alike. Notably, over 700,000 Californian workers — primarily immigrant women and women of color — provide homecare for nearly three million older adults and people with disabilities.
The press briefing will feature report findings and recommendations as well as testimonials from homecare workers, family caregivers, and homecare consumers with disabilities.
WHAT: Press briefing to discuss new report on California homecare and long-term care industry
WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, 2022, at 10 a.m. Pacific
WHERE: Virtual Press Briefing – Register here
WHO: UCLA Labor Center, Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network, National Domestic Workers Alliance, California Domestic Workers Coalition, Pilipino Workers Center, and the Golden Gate University Women’s Employment Rights Clinic
- Presentation by report authors:
Key findings from UCLA Labor Center: Saba Waheed, Research Director & Lucero Herrera, Senior Research Analyst
Recommendations from Hand in Hand
- Significance of findings: Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes (additional state leaders to be confirmed)
- Homecare worker and employer testimonies
- Call to Action
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