With help from SEIU 1021 clinic workers, another victory for SB 1014
SB 1014 will provide community clinic workers livable wages and a voice on the job.
Last Tuesday, June 28, marked another milestone for SB 1014, a bill that will ensure that community clinics have the necessary funding to improve patient care and raise clinic worker wages to at least $25/hour and make sure clinic workers have a stronger voice in making improvements and more training opportunities to further their careers.
Following another successful lobby day for SB 1014, the bill passed 10-3 out of the Assembly Health Policy Committee. Workers from community clinics around the state had descended on the state capitol to talk to lawmakers about what is needed to make sure the clinics that serve one of every six Californians can provide their patients with optimal care.
“SB 1014 will help us fulfill our mission of ensuring that all Californians have timely access to care,” said SEIU 1021 member Corani Robles, a case manager at La Familia in Hayward.
The bill has already passed the California Senate, thanks to the relentless advocacy of clinic workers who are members of California SEIU locals, including SEIU 1021.
Thanks to the victory workers scored last week, the bill is headed to the full state assembly for a floor vote in August. More advocacy will be needed to make sure that it passes the full assembly with flying colors, gets signed by Gov. Newsom, and gets full funding.
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