Homecare Community Takes Action
on May Day for Immigrant Rights
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.
This week we reached an agreement to stop 20% cuts that would have devastated our families and clients.
For years, politicians have slashed the IHSS program and we filed lawsuits to stop them. Our agreement does not stop all of the cuts, but it is a step in the right direction.
We have more work to do to restore life-saving care and livable jobs. Read more »
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 »