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Petitioning Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy Kareem Dale and 8 others

Stop excluding home care aides from minimum wage and overtime!


On December 15, 2011, President Obama announced a plan to extend federal minimum wage and overtime protections to home care workers as part of his "We Can’t Wait" program.

One year later, WE'RE STILL WAITING.

Home care workers assist older Americans and people with disabilities with activities critical to their safety and quality of life, yet 50% of these workers rely on public assistance in order to meet their own basic needs. 

President Obama, KEEP YOUR PROMISE to home care workers and carry these long-overdue minimum wage and overtime reforms across the finish line today.

Home care agencies are enjoying billions in profits while these workers struggle to make ends meet.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy
    Kareem Dale
  • Special Assistant to the President for Mobility and Opportunity
    Martha Coven
  • Director of the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services
    Cynthia Mann
  • Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council
    Cecelia Munoz
  • White House Chief of Staff
    Jacob Lew
  • Deputy Director for Management, OMB
    Jeffrey Zients
  • United States Secretary of Labor
    Hilda Solis
  • Special Assistant to the President on Labor and Workforce Policy
    Portia Wu
  • White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy
    Nancy-Ann DeParle

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