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County Home Care Workers Protest for Higher Wages

County home care workers protested Tuesday for wage increases they were allegedly promised last year.

Dozens of county home care workers organized outside the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday morning to demand higher wages.

The United Long Term Care workers said they were granted federal funding under Obama's Affordable Care Act last year, and in turn were supposed to receive wage increases.

"We negotiated a new contract with the board," ULTC communications manager Wendy Carrillo said. "One of the comprises with the board and promises was in fact that ULTCW would secure the funding and in turn home care workers would receive the living wage."

Workers say their wages were supposed to increase from nine dollars an hour to nine dollars and 65 cents. 

Although the issue was not on the agenda for the Board of Supervisors meeting, the board gave home care workers time to comment on their predicament. 

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