Unionized personal care attendants staged a peaceful protest in Enfield Thursday where more than a dozen were arrested for civil disobedience. Workers accuse a state-contracted organization of failing to pay their wages on time. Personal care attendants, or PCAs, provide assistance to people who need help with daily tasks like housekeeping, cooking, and personal hygiene. And for that work, members of District 1199 New England, SEIU say they should get paid on time, every time. But Angel Hawes says that isn’t happening. “I’m sick and tired of worrying about whether I’m going to get paid on Friday. I suffer from anxiety already, and being an essential worker during this pandemic is already stressful.” Union members marched and blocked traffic outside Allied Community Services, which is contracted with the state to process payroll for these workers. Enfield police arrested 14 union members and staff for creating a public disturbance and disorderly conduct. Among them was PCA Claire Martin

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