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UPDATE: SEIU 775 sues again over limits on homecare hours

Post by Brad Shannon / The Olympian on Feb. 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm with No Comments »
February 14, 2012 5:25 pm

Service Employees International Union 775 Healthcare has sued the state over what it contends is a reduction in homecare services hours available to certain clients with shared or live-in caregivers. The suit says the changes also mean that some care workers, who provide help with cleaning, cooking and shopping, no longer work enough to qualify for state subsidized health-care benefits.

The lawsuit was filed against the Department of Social and Health Services last week in Thurston County Superior Court, and a copy is here. DSHS spokesman Thomas Shapley said in an email late last week that he would not talk about the lawsuit directly:

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