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  • Picture of the Zakim Bridge with large text that says: The Bridge and small text below it that says PCAs: a bridge to community living and text below it that says Newsletter of the PCA Council, Volume 10, spring 2016

    The Bridge Newsletter, Volume 10, Spring 2016

    The Latest Issue of the Newsletter Informs Consumers of News Items and Articles Regarding the PCA Program.

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    Important Notice for Consumers About Paid Sick Leave

    MassHealth implementation plan for tracking earned sick time for PCAs.

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    Silent 911 Call Procedure

    Do You Know About the Silent 911 Call Procedure?

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2016 Paul Kahn Awards for Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Service

This year, the 7th annual Paul Kahn award ceremony   for Personal Care Attendant (PCA) Service will be held on Tuesday, October 4 at 1:00 p.m. at the State House on the Grand Staircase.  We invite you to join us in supporting PCA’s, Consumers and friends to celebrate in recognition of the vital services PCAs provide to the independent living community.   Please call the PCA Workforce Council at 617-348-5317 with any questions.

2015 Award recipients pose on the stairs at the Statehouse.

New Orientation Video on Consumer Choices

The Council has produced a video in which two consumers talk about the options available to consumer/employers for the PCA New Hire Orientation program.  Deirdre explains why she chose the consumer taught option and Paul discusses why he had his PCA attend a group session.

PCA wage increases to reach $15/hour by 2018

The PCA Workforce Council and 1199SEIU, representing PCAs working in the MassHealth program, have reached agreement on a new three year labor contract.

Effective July 1, 2016, the PCA wage rate will be $14.12 per hour.

Effective July 1, 2017, the PCA wage rate will be $14.56 per hour.

Effective July 1, 2018, the PCA wage rate will be $15.00 per hour.


The complete Collective Bargaining Agreement will be posted on our website.