My 19 year old with autism requires constant supervision and a high level of personal care. My husband and I have successfully cared for him his entire life. The SEIU, however, thinks they should be paid to “train” me.
I completed the 12 required hours, and learned nothing. The SEIU takes three percent of my pay and has forced me to make a “voluntary” deduction to pay for the I-1163 campaign. When I asked them to stop deducting it, I was told I had no choice.
Under I-1163, the SEIU will require even more hours of training for parents, which the SEIU will be paid to provide. I do not need their 75 hours of training.
Parents should be exempted from the SEIU’s money grab. I-1163 diverts money from direct care at a time when dollars are scarce. The least expensive place to care for a disabled individual is in their family home.
Tell the SEIU to leave the parents alone!