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Solano in-home workers call for pay raise – in force

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FAIRFIELD — Nearly four dozen In-Home Support Service workers and some clients – most clad in their purple SEIU 2o15 T-shirts – appeared Tuesday before the Board of Supervisors to demand a pay raise.

Several speakers also called on the board to treat them with the “respect and dignity” they deserve.

“I am my daughter’s legs because she can’t walk. I am my daughter’s hands because she can’t use them,” Julie Nad told the board.

Her daughter has cerebral palsy. She is a quadriplegic with intellectual disabilities.

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Businesses finding it hard to attract qualified workers as pandemic loosens grip

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As more and more businesses are reopening from the pandemic, some are having a hard time finding suitable candidates to fill job openings.

That is especially true among the wineries and restaurants in Sonoma County.

Despite a warm spring day, Kivelstadt Cellars & Wine Garden in Sonoma was closed Monday. The owner said it was not by choice.

“We were planning to be open seven days a week by this time of year,” said Jordan Kivelstadt.

Instead, the winery and restaurant are open just four days a week.

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