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SEIU merges home-care, nursing home workers into one unit
Sacramento Bee

The Service Employees International Union will announce Tuesday that long-term care workers from three California locals have combined to create the largest such union in the country.

The move unites some 280,000 home-care and nursing home workers from more than 37 counties into the new statewide SEIU Local 2015. Union officials said it will help them lead the nationwide fight for a $15 minimum wage and to bolster their bargaining power for improved wages and workplace conditions.

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