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On Sunday, Governor Rauner's administration's ban on most overtime for home health care workers took effect.

 

Illinois social service advocates and the Service Employees International Union have been expressing their concerns. The SEIU's Robert Taylor joined protesting home health care workers outside the Department of Human Services headquarters in Springfield. He says bringing in different workers during what would previously be overtime hours will be a shock to the system.

 

 

While the Rauner administration says the state can't afford to pay overtime under a federal government ruling, Taylor counters that home health care workers provide a big cost savings for the state.

 

 

Home health care workers say they'll struggle to find backups to work for 13 dollars an hour. 

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