IHSS Court Settlement Bill passed by state lawmakers
The IHSS Court Settlement Bill (SB 67) was passed by the state legislature today, an important step in our journey to stop a 20% cut to IHSS and rebuild homecare . The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk for a signature.
The settlement agreement settled or resolved three lawsuits related to IHSS cuts that dated back to the Schwarzenegger Administration. Disability rights advocates, seniors, consumers and providers (including our union UDW) filed these lawsuits to stop devastating homecare cuts that put many lives at risk.
May 1st marked May Day – otherwise known as International Workers’ Day. But what is this day all about?
May Day is when workers, progressives, union members and activists pull together to re-energize the fight for our communities. This year, marches and rallies across America focused on the need to fix our country’s broken immigration system. It’s about keeping families together, ending worker exploitation and bringing millions of people out of the shadows.
“Immigration reform is about dignity, freedom and respect,” said AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes, who joined us for a 4-mile march through San Diego. Laura is one of us – a homecare provider from Chula Vista. She rose through the ranks as a UDW member leader and organizer to becoming one of the highest ranking women in the labor movement. Read more »
Maria Mejia is an amazing 100 year old IHSS care recipient who recently received her U.S. citizenship. The UDW provider community celebrated with her at a special membership meeting and reception, where she told us more about her life and memories.
Orange, Riverside and Placer Counties will be switching to the new IHSS payroll and timesheet system (CMIPS II) on April 30, 2012.
CMIPS II is currently being used in San Diego, Merced, Yolo, Alameda, Fresno, Kern, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Solano and Stanislaus Counties. Read more »