Fighting together for homecare: UDW legislative update

Terry Walker-Dampier, UDW homecare provider, testifies at IHSS hearing in Sacramento.

Terry Walker-Dampier, UDW homecare provider, testifies at IHSS hearing in Sacramento.
Photo credit: Robert Durell.

UDW is the homecare providers union and the voice of caregivers in the State Capitol. We are fighting together for the issues that matter most to us and our clients: ending cuts to IHSS client hours, fighting restrictions to overtime and provider hours, expanding paid IHSS services and more.

The 2014 California legislative session ended Saturday morning, August 30 2014. The Governor had until September 30, 2014 to sign or veto each bill.

BILLS WE SPONSORED

AB 485: Statewide collective bargaining for IHSS providers

AB 1703: Expanding IHSS services for the visually impaired

BILLS WE SUPPORTED

SB 855: Funding overtime for IHSS providers

SB 873: IHSS weekly overtime, 1-to-1 exception

SB 878: Standardization of IHSS enrollment and orientation

SB 935: Increases to minimum wage in California

AB 1516: Healthy Baby Bottom Act

AB 1534: Stabilizing federal funding for the CA Department of Aging and Department of Rehabilitation

AB 1552: Establish Community-Based Adult Services (CBAS) as a Medi-Cal benefit

AB 1744: California Caregiver Act of 2014

AB 1792: Expose taxpayer subsidies to low-wage employers

AB 2025: Raising allowable income levels for aged and disabled Medi-Cal clients

AB 2102: Data for a culturally appropriate health care workforce

AB 2325: Language access for Medi-Cal and IHSS clients

BILLS WE WATCHED

AB 1863: Homecare employment for legal CA immigrants

AB 2556: Delay implementation of funding for Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act

SB 1320: Homecare eligibility for military service member families


BILLS WE OPPOSED

AB 1522: Paid sick leave — the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014

AB 1533: More criminal background checks for prospective IHSS providers

AB 1862: Appointment of county supervisors

AB 2641: Removal of IHSS client’s right to grant their provider a 'past felony waiver'

Join us to protect homecare! Contact your local office today to get involved.

 

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