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Tue Sep 17, 2013, 07:54 PM

‘Walk a Day in my Shoes’ Vid of then Sen Obama Walking a Day in HC Giver Pauline Beck's Shoes..

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Today POTUS called Pauline Beck to tell her the home care rule has been finalized—



Reuters: Obama to extend wage law to cover two million home care aides

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"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration said on Tuesday it will extend the protection of U.S. minimum wage and overtime law to almost two million home health workers who assist the elderly and disabled, setting an assertive tone for the new U.S. labor secretary.

Sworn in only two weeks ago, Thomas Perez said in a statement that home health workers provide "vital services."

"Today we are taking an important step toward guaranteeing that these professionals receive the wage protections they deserve while protecting the right of individuals to live at home," he said.


Under a new rule, the department said home health workers, personal care aides and certified nursing assistants will be brought under the coverage of the Fair Labor Standards Act starting in January 2015."


There's more..
http://news.yahoo.com/labor-dept-extend-wage-protections-home-care-aides-181043907.html

And, he does housework!

Update: more recent Vid of Pauline Beck~ h/t Tx4obama~ mahalo!

BOG

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Reply ‘Walk a Day in my Shoes’ Vid of then Sen Obama Walking a Day in HC Giver Pauline Beck's Shoes.. (Original post)
Cha Sep 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Sep 2013 #1
Cha Sep 2013 #3
NYC_SKP Sep 2013 #6
Cha Sep 2013 #9
michigandem58 Sep 2013 #2
Cha Sep 2013 #4
michigandem58 Sep 2013 #7
Control-Z Sep 2013 #5
treestar Sep 2013 #8
Cha Sep 2013 #10
brer cat Sep 2013 #11
Cha Sep 2013 #12
sheshe2 Sep 2013 #13
Cha Sep 2013 #14
sheshe2 Sep 2013 #15
Cha Sep 2013 #16
freshwest Sep 2013 #19
Cha Sep 2013 #21
hopemountain Sep 2013 #30
Cha Sep 2013 #35
freshwest Sep 2013 #20
sheshe2 Sep 2013 #22
freshwest Sep 2013 #17
Cha Sep 2013 #18
sheshe2 Sep 2013 #23
freshwest Sep 2013 #24
Cha Sep 2013 #33
Hekate Sep 2013 #25
Cha Sep 2013 #26
IrishAyes Sep 2013 #27
Tx4obama Sep 2013 #28
Cha Sep 2013 #31
hopemountain Sep 2013 #29
Cha Sep 2013 #32
hopemountain Sep 2013 #34
Cha Sep 2013 #36

Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 07:55 PM

1. Kickity!

Recommoondo!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 08:01 PM

3. Thanks.. I know everyone is pretty busy

but, it's worth a gander to see Obama doing housework! And, actually showing the treasure of Homecare Givers..

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 08:04 PM

6. I remember when he did that "walk in the shoes" deal.

And he never forget about the woman and his promise.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #6)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 08:21 PM

9. I know, sweet huh? I missed it the first time around..

what a culmination 6 years later!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 07:58 PM

2. K & R n/t

 

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Response to michigandem58 (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 08:02 PM

4. Mahalo michigandem~

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Response to Cha (Reply #4)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 08:13 PM

7. Most welcome!

 

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 08:03 PM

5. Nice post!

K&R

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 08:15 PM

8. K&R

Amazing! Thank you for that. It is funny but I remember Senator Obama running for President was often seen doing things - shoveling at the Iowa floods, painting places with a roller. It seems like he doesn't get time for that kind of thing as much now.

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Response to treestar (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 08:30 PM

10. As I posted to SKP.. what a culmination of 6 years ago.. helping out with Pauline's

Homecare housework for John Thorton to being Prez and getting this done.

"Obama to extend wage law to cover two million home care aides"

They're such an important part of our Work Force and now they'll be recognized as such!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 08:38 PM

11. Great video. Thanks for posting, Cha.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #11)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 08:42 PM

12. Yes, a little background on this Homecare Giver Business..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:00 PM

13. This is wonderful~

As shown in the video, care givers provide a huge service to the clients and to the families alike. It is a huge burden to a daughter or son trying to to care for parent, when working full time. I know because we went through that for my dad.

They are invaluable and deserve the coverage of the Fair Labor Standards Act starting in January 2015.

Thank you Cha~

And thanks to Obama and Perez! Awesome!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:22 PM

14. Hey she! Like Pauline Beck said..

"It's a calling".. and I know exactly how she feels because I felt that way about my job.

As I've mentioned.. What a journey PBO has been on for this to happen. From "walking a day in Pauline Beck's shoes"( I love how he pitched in with her chores and John Thornton saying it looked like Obama knew what he was doing) while Senator Obama to becoming POTUS and making sure HomeCare Givers get as fair a shake as other workers.

"The Obama administration said on Tuesday it will extend the protection of U.S. minimum wage and overtime law to almost two million home health workers who assist the elderly and disabled, setting an assertive tone for the new U.S. labor secretary."

Btw, there was lots of grumbling about Thomas Perez before PBO nominated him.. glad he was Confirmed!

BOG

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:26 PM

15. LOL, Cha....

There is always a lot of grumbling about anyone Obama picks, or what he says, or how he says it. etc etc etc.

I am glad Perez is in! Good work.

Kudos to Pauline Beck!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #15)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:29 PM

16. That's

true.

Yes, Pauline Beck !

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Response to Cha (Reply #16)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:56 PM

19. And I will add, this gets us closer the European style of respecting the elderly and disabled...

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Response to freshwest (Reply #19)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:14 PM

21. Oh I hear you, freshwest.. and closer to

the Native American Style~

Respect

1. Stories were passed on to me by the Elders. I listened to them talk by the fireplace when we went hunting together. I would always go along with them. Sometimes it was hard to listen to some of the stories because they used Cree words. They would mix up the words and I had to listen carefully to know what they meant.More..

http://www.horizonzero.ca/elderspeak/stories/respect.html



http://www.old-picture.com/indians/Female-Shaman.htm

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Response to Cha (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 02:32 AM

30. this hupa woman lived

just on the other side of the mountain from where i live.

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #30)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 03:15 AM

35. It must be so beautiful there,

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #13)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:11 PM

20. Yes, it is! More respect and lifting up people without a media voice...



I was mentioning to someone today how his mother had to fight insurance company.

He said she was filling out paperwork instead of being able to rest to get better from cancer.

So many stories like this.

Our president really gets what is going on in the lives of regular people.

Thanks, Obama!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #20)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:15 PM

22. That photo just grabs you heart and squeezes it.

It says it all.

Thank you Obama!

and a smile.

Thanks fresh~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:53 PM

17. Wow this is great. It will give independence and help keep families together. What a humane move!

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Response to freshwest (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 10:56 PM

18. Yes, fresh.. And, I loved how it

started out in 2007 with Pauline Beck, John Thornton, and then Senator Obama~

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Response to freshwest (Reply #17)

Tue Sep 17, 2013, 11:19 PM

23. Caregivers~ They can start at a very young age






She~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #23)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:06 AM

24. Yup, it's a calling!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #23)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 03:02 AM

33. Adorable, she! And, sorry I missed this

since Tuesday!


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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:19 AM

25. KnR. Obama just does not forget his promises, even with so much on his desk.

This is great. The greatest. Both caregivers and those who are being cared for deserve human dignity, and treating caregivers' work with respect and pay they can live on is a big step forward.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #25)

Wed Sep 18, 2013, 12:47 AM

26. No, he does not forget his promises. Hekate.

I'm so glad we have this vid from 2007!

Homecare Giving is some of the most important work for taking care of our elderly and disabled.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Fri Sep 20, 2013, 01:51 PM

27. Hooray for the President!

Getting home health care keeps a lot of seniors out of nursing homes and incidentally costs the states a lot less, not to mention the quality of life improvement.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 01:57 AM

28. Cha - check out the SECOND video (from 2011) on the 2012 DU link below

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #28)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 02:58 AM

31. "Back then he was just a co-worker".. !

Thank you so much Tx.. I updated with the Vid and h/t you!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 02:30 AM

29. deeply touched by the commitment of home care & home health care workers

many, many, many of them have hearts of gold like Miss Pauline. consideration & respect of their service to our nation of elderly and infirm is a long time coming.

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #29)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 03:00 AM

32. Hey, I am too, hopemountain~ I've added an updated Vid to the OP

regarding Pauline Beck's work...thanks to Tx4obama and here it is.. it's Sweet.

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Response to Cha (Reply #32)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 03:11 AM

34. so cool she gets to go to the white house

all the way from oakland. gratitude for all her years of service to her "calling". awesome, just awesome.

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #34)

Sun Sep 22, 2013, 03:18 AM

36. So amazingly "awesome",

hopemountain.

Thanks to Tx we got that news, too!

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