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CPC Statement on Ending the 24-Hour Rule in NYS Home Care

June 16, 2021
The New York State legislative session ended on Friday, June 11th. While some critical pieces of legislation were passed, CPC and its subsidiary, the CPC Home Attendant Program Inc. (HAP), are disappointed that A3145 (Epstein) – the bill to end 24-hour shifts for home care workers and replace those live-in shifts with 12-hour split shifts – did not pass. It is an urgent priority to end this practice, and we are grateful to the long-time legislative champions and the seven new co-sponsors that signed in support of A3145 this session. We will continue building momentum around this important issue by advocating for change ahead of the next legislative session.
June 16, 2021

CPC Statement on Home Care Rally and Report 

January 12, 2022
The Chinese-American Planning Council Inc. (CPC) has no choice but to point out the lies, untruths, and distortions that are being said by the Ain’t I a Woman Campaign and Assembly Member Ron Kim about its subsidiary Chinese-American Planning Council Home Attendant Program Inc. (CPCHAP) in the provision of critical, life-saving home care services to Medicaid patients, who cannot afford such services otherwise. CPCHAP has no choice but to provide home care by following New York State Medicaid rules and requirements, as well as Department of Labor laws, court decisions, and union agreements.
January 12, 2022

CPC Statement on Assembly Member Ron Kim’s Report 

January 5, 2022
The Chinese-American Planning Council Home Attendant Program Inc. (CPCHAP) – a subsidiary of the Chinese-American Planning Council Inc. (CPC) – provides critical, life-saving home care services to Medicaid patients, who cannot afford such services otherwise. We have no choice but to do so by following New York State Medicaid rules and requirements, as well as Department of Labor laws, court decisions, and union agreements. We have long called for the State to replace 24-hour home care cases with two 12-hour split shifts, which would be best for both workers and patients. This requires changes to State labor law and Medicaid funding rates.
January 5, 2022

CPC Calls on Governor and Legislative Leaders to Reform Home Care

December 6, 2021
CPC continues its advocacy on home care reform by calling on New York State Governor Hochul, Senate Majority Leader Stewart-Cousins, and Assembly Speaker Heastie to end 24-hour shifts and raise home care worker wages.
December 6, 2021

CPC Op-Ed in Gotham Gazette: It's Time to End Substandard Working Conditions in Home Care

September 7, 2021

CPC President and CEO Wayne Ho's op-ed, published on Labor Day, September 6th, describes the systemic devaluation of care work and New York State's current home care system that pays chronically low wages and rations care.

September 7, 2021

CPC Calls for Ending 24-Hour Shifts at NY State Hearing on Homecare

August 17, 2021
On July 27th, CPC Chief Policy and Public Affairs Officer Carlyn Cowen presented testimony on behalf of the CPC Home Attendant Program Inc. at the New York State Senate Joint Public Hearing on Nursing Home, Assisted Living, and Homecare Workforce. The testimony makes clear that New York State must end the 24-hour rule in homecare in favor of 12-hour split shifts and use its resources to meet the growing need for long-term care. The current system rations care and worker compensation. The system must change.  
August 17, 2021

CPC Statement on the Close of 2021 NYS Legislative Session

June 15, 2021
The New York State legislative session ended early in the morning on Friday, June 11th. While some critical pieces of legislation were passed, CPC is disappointed that key pieces of legislation aimed at improving the lives of essential workers and community members went unaddressed. Not enough has been done at the State level to address the deep-rooted inequalities that communities in New York have been facing for years, which have only been exacerbated during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
June 15, 2021

CPC Statement on Ending the 24-Hour Rule in NYS Home Care

April 27, 2021
The Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc. (CPC) and its subsidiary, the CPC Home Attendant Program, Inc. (HAP), are each in full support of home care workers who are calling for the end of the “24-hour workday.” The State must immediately end the 24-hour rule in favor of two 12-hour split shifts where home care workers are fully compensated for each hour worked.  
April 27, 2021

CPC Meets With 57 Legislators to Discuss Community Needs on State Advocacy Day

February 5, 2021
CPC held our 3rd Annual State Advocacy Day on Thursday, January 28th. CPC staff and community members met with 57 New York State legislators to discuss how CPC has been supporting our communities during COVID-19, why it is critical that we fund our programs and human services staff, and how we need guaranteed healthcare, housing relief, and more for a just recovery. 
February 5, 2021

CPC Policy and Advocacy Priorities- New York State FY20-21

January 21, 2020

Founded in 1965, CPC is a social services organization that creates positive social change.  We empower Asian American, immigrant, and low-income communities in New York City by ensuring they have equitable access to the resources and opportunities needed to thrive.

January 21, 2020
CPC State Advocacy Day 2019

CPC Holds Inaugural State Advocacy Day

January 31, 2019

On January 28, 2019, thirty-five CPC staff and community members met with forty NY State legislators during the inaugural “Advancing Our CommUNITY” State Advocacy Day. 

January 31, 2019