President’s Report, Fall 2019

Dear Fellow IHSS Providers—

I hope this autumn is finding you and your family healthy and safe. With the arrival of fire season, many of us have been challenged by power shut-offs, evacuations and dangerous air quality. This is an especially challenging time for the caregiving community, and it is more important than ever that you take advantage of the power of your union to stay in touch, stay informed, and stay out of danger. Please know that we are working with the state to ensure that IHSS clients are including in every disaster plan. You can find out more about how to keep you and your client safe at www.response.ca.gov.

Another way to stay connected to the UDW community is by celebrating Caregiver Appreciation Month! Every November, UDW members come together for provider appreciation dinners to celebrate each other and honor the work we do. Check with your local office to find your provider appreciation dinner. I hope to see you there!

In Solidarity,

Editha Adams

UDW Statewide President

President’s Report of Events, Actions and Participations

District 2 Local Board meeting, June 3

I joined our District 2 leaders to assist them in carrying out their duties and responsibilities for District 2 members.

District 7 Local Board meeting, June 5

I joined our District 7 leaders to assist them in carrying out their duties and responsibilities for District 7 members.

District 6 membership meeting, June 6

I joined our members in District 6 for their regular meeting.

UDW Finance Committee meeting, San Diego, June 10

Finance Committee members and I convened to carry out our fiduciary duty to our union.

District 4 membership meeting, June 12

I joined our members in District 4 for their regular meeting.

District 3 Leadership Academy graduation, June 14

I celebrated with the graduates of our District 3 Leadership Academy, a program that helps develop members into member-leaders.

UDW Executive Board meeting and trainings, San Diego, June 17-19

I presided over this regular meeting of our elected leaders and senior staff at our San Diego headquarters.

AB 5 rally, Sacramento, July 10

I joined members from all over the state and our allies from other unions in a rally at the California State Capitol for a rally in support of AB 5, a bill (now a law) that would keep employers from misclassifying workers.

District 7 Local Board meeting and councils meeting, July 11

I joined our District 7 leaders to assist them in carrying out their duties and responsibilities for District 7 members.

District 7 Local Board member one-on-one meetings, July 12

I assisted District 7 members achieve their goals and objectives by meeting each Local Board member individually to help build their leadership and skills.

Juvenile Arthritis (JA) Conference, July 18-21

I attended this conference to advocate for California IHSS providers and our clients who are impacted by Juvenile Arthritis and to carry out my duties as planning committee chair for San Diego Arthritis Foundation and planning committee member for the national conference.

District 7 Local Board meeting, July 15

I joined our District 7 Local Board leaders to assist them in carrying out their duties and responsibilities for District 7 members.

District 1 chairperson and Local Board member one-on-one meetings, July 22

I assisted District 1 members achieve their goals and objectives by meeting with each Local Board member and the District chair individually to help build their leadership and skills.

UDW Riverside office grand opening, July 26

I joined our Riverside members and statewide leaders in a ceremony to commemorate the opening of our new member space in that district.

District 5 Leadership Academy graduation, July 30

I celebrated with the graduates of our District 5 Leadership Academy, a program that helps develop members into member-leaders.

District 5 chairperson one-on-one meeting, July 30

I assisted District 5 members achieve their goals and objectives by meeting with the District chair individually to help build leadership skills.

AFSCME Presidential Forum, Las Vegas, August 2

I led a delegation of our Executive Board and other members to ensure candidates for President of the United States understand the struggles of home care and child care providers.

District 3 Local Board member one-on-one meetings, August 3

I assisted District 3 members achieve their goals and objectives by meeting with Local Board member individually to help build their leadership and skills.

District 1 Councils meeting, August 5

I joined our District 1 Councils leaders to assist them in carrying out their duties and responsibilities for District 1 members.

District 4 membership meeting and picnic, August 7

I attended this annual gathering to meet and enjoy fellowship with members and to sign up 25 members for upcoming UDW Councils meetings.

Merced County picnic, August 10

I attended this annual gathering in District 4 to meet and enjoy fellowship with members and to sign up members for upcoming UDW Councils meetings.

District 7 Civil and Human Rights Coalition and Health and Welfare council meeting, August 12

I attend these meetings to further the work of these important member groups.

District 1 Health and Welfare council meeting, San Diego, August 13

I attend this meeting to further the work of this important member group.

District 7 membership meeting, Calexico, August 16

I attended this quarterly meeting to assist the members there to carry out their duties and to introduce the chairperson of the councils.

District 4 meetings, Merced and Madera, August 21

I attended these meetings to assist the District 4 Vice President introduce the UDW councils.

District 4 Local Board meeting and one-on-one leader meetings, August 22

I assisted District 4 members achieve their goals and objectives by meeting with leaders individually to help build their leadership and skills.

District 1 UDW Council meeting, August 27

I attended this meeting to assist District 1 members in UDW Council business.

District 5 Local Board meeting, August 29

I attended this meeting where the District 5 Local Board planned for an upcoming member meeting and candidate endorsements.

District 5 Labor Day picnic, August 30

I spoke at this event in Santa Maria Valley to honor our labor heritage.

District 3 Local Board and UDW Councils meetings, September 3

I joined our District 3 Local Board and UDW Councils leaders to assist them in carrying out their duties and responsibilities for District 3 members.

District 1 membership meeting, September 5

I joined our members in District 1 for their regular meeting.

District 2 membership meeting, September 6

I joined our members in District 2 for their regular meeting.

Stanislaus County picnic, September 7

I attended this annual gathering in District 4 to meet and enjoy fellowship with our members there.

District 7 Local Board meeting, September 7

I joined our District 7 Local Board to assist them in carrying out their duties and responsibilities for District 7 members.

Arthritis Foundation annual conference, Atlanta, September 13-15

I represented California and IHSS providers in this national gathering of those impacted by arthritis.

UDW Executive Board meeting, Sacramento, September 16

I presided over this regular meeting of our elected leaders and senior staff at our Sacramento office.

District 5 membership meeting, September 18

I assisted the District 5 Vice-Chair lead this meeting of regular member business due to the health-related absence of the chair.

District 1 Health Fair, San Diego, September

I attended and welcomed our attendees to our health fair, which provides vital screenings and other health services to members of our community who need this care.

Arthritis Advocacy meeting, October 2

I represented Southern California and our IHSS community at this gathering of advocates for those impacted by arthritis.

District 7 Local Board meeting, October 7

I joined our District 7 Local Board to assist them in carrying out their duties and responsibilities for District 7 members.

District 3 Local Board meetings, October 7-8

I joined our District 3 Local Board to assist them in carrying out their duties and responsibilities for District 3 members.

District 7 Local Council meeting, October 11

I joined our District 7 Council to assist them in carrying out their duties and responsibilities for District 7 members

Contract Action Team (CAT) meeting, San Diego, October 15

I attended this meeting to assist our San Diego members set priorities and strategies for our contract there.

B5 Culinary Academy Graduation, October 19

I attended this ceremony and served as guest speaker to celebrate the achievements of the B5 Culinary Academy, a UDW-supported non-profit that provides free training in the hospitality industry for those wishing to gain those valuable skills.

California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA) annual convention, October 21- 23

I attended the annual convention of this important organization of advocates for seniors for whom I serve as vice president.

 

 

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