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Home care workers lose…

The union representing 26,000 state-paid home health aides said Tuesday that lawmakers are at an impasse over whether to approve the $97 million contract, and so are rejecting it. Lawmakers want the workers and their union, Service Employees International Union, to return to the bargaining table.
The contract would have given the workers a $2.07-an-hour raise over the next two years, as well as state-subsidized health insurance.

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