Child Care News & Legislative Updates

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For some workers, pay raise comes with loss of cheap child care

For some workers, pay raise comes with loss of cheap child care

By Natalie Kitroeff, Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2017 When the minimum wage in California rose to $10.50 an hour Jan. 1, more than a million people got a raise. But for an untold number of families across the state, that pay bump could price them out of child care. This year, for the first time, two parents working full time at minimum-wage jobs, with one child, will be considered too well off to qualify for state subsidies for day care and preschool. It’s been 10 years since the state set the threshold for who is poor enough to get […]

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Governor Brown and the Legislature scored on their support for in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities in 2016

Governor Brown and the Legislature scored on their support for in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities in 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2016 Sacramento – The 2016 UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 (UDW) Legislative Scorecard is now available. This year, state legislators and Governor Brown were scored on their support for policies that impact the nearly 98,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregivers represented by UDW and the estimated 118,000 home care recipients who receive their care. This year’s scorecard also includes the overall career scores of the legislature and the governor dating back to 2009, when UDW began publishing legislative scorecards. “This year, your votes supported policies that will keep people with disabilities safer in our communities, provide a […]

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UDW Executive Director Doug Moore on 2016 election results

UDW Executive Director Doug Moore on 2016 election results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2016 Statement by UDW Executive Director Doug Moore in response to the 2016 election results: “The election has come to an end, and the results are impacting voters differently throughout the country. While some are excited that their candidate was elected, others are left angry or confused. It’s important now to remember that we can be sad, we can be mad, but we cannot be deterred. To everyone that knocked on doors, phone banked, and exercised their right to vote for their candidate – thank you. This is a democracy, and we must hold […]

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Quick reminder about new required vaccinations for child care providers

Quick reminder about new required vaccinations for child care providers

My name is Helen Torrez, and I am a family child care provider in Merced County. I’m not sure if you all have heard but because of new legislation that was passed last year (Senate Bill 792), there are some new immunizations required for family child care providers this year.  I wanted to make sure that other providers were aware of this but also remind you to get your immunizations and your files with proof of immunizations for your daycare up to date. The new rule requires that as of September 1, 2016, all family child care providers, as well […]

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New state retirement law could help childcare workers save

New state retirement law could help childcare workers save

By Deepa Fernandes, 89.3 KPCC, October 3 California’s child care workers are among the estimated 7 million workers in the state who can benefit from a new law that will allow them to save money in a state-run retirement plan. Under the law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in September, workers who don’t currently have a retirement savings plan through their employer will be automatically enrolled in the new state program starting early in 2018. Every California employer with more than five workers must enroll employees in the plan. Three percent of their income will be deducted from each paycheck. […]

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