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Why I Marched – UDW caregivers attend the Women’s March

Why I Marched – UDW caregivers attend the Women’s March

On Saturday, January 21st, millions of women, men, and children in hundreds of cities around the world stood together in unity as part of the Women’s March on Washington. In California, it is estimated that 880,000 or 1 in every 45 residents attended a local march in dozens of cities across the state. For UDW members, the reasons to march were as diverse as the nearly 98,000 IHSS providers our union represents, but a sense of urgency and a passion to fight for our rights united us all. We were among the huge crowds of people standing up for the […]

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King Day celebrated with fiery speech, volunteerism

King Day celebrated with fiery speech, volunteerism

By Joshua Emerson Smith, San Diego Union Tribune, January 16th, 2017 The rising activist Rev. William J. Barber II on Monday headlined the 29th annual “All Peoples” celebration in San Diego, which honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Addressing a rapt audience, the fiery pastor from North Carolina delivered the keynote speech that repeatedly brought a sold-out crowd at the Balboa Park Activity Center to its feet. Barber took the stage and began delivering what would be an hour-long sermon addressing everything from gender equality to health care to minimum wage to voting rights, as well as myriad issues surrounding race and poverty. His recurring theme was […]

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Obamacare Supporters Protest At Issa’s North County Office

Obamacare Supporters Protest At Issa’s North County Office

By Kenny Goldberg, KPBS, January 12th, 2017 Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) is a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act and wants to repeal it as soon as possible. About 30 people who disagree with his position protested in front of his Vista office on Thursday. And while some simply held signs declaring their support for Obamacare, others, like Vista resident Marjorie Bramwell, didn’t mince her words. “I think his position is weak,” she said. “And he does not have evidence that it is not working. It is working.” About 20 million Americans have health insurance under Obamacare. Bramwell said […]

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2017 Culinary Arts Academy application process now open

2017 Culinary Arts Academy application process now open

*The application process is now closed* The application process for the 2017 UDW Culinary Arts Academy Program (CAP) is now open. The UDW Culinary Arts Academy is a free training program for UDW caregivers and community members. The Academy will provide participants with six months of culinary skills training, as well as valuable training in starting and operating a business. Becoming a skilled culinary professional requires years of experience, but does not require any specific degree before going to culinary training because the instruction you will receive through UDW’s CAP will be hands-on. This is a six month, one weekend a […]

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Cookie Johnson hosts Book Signing and Discussion in San Diego

Cookie Johnson hosts Book Signing and Discussion in San Diego

By Mike Norris, San Diego Voice & Viewpoint, November 3, 2016 On Sunday, October 30th, San Diegans gathered at United Domestic Workers to hear from the wife of Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, Cookie Johnson, whose life is on display in her latest New York Times Best Seller, Believing in Magic. In 1991, Earvin “Magic” Johnson announced to the world that he was HIV Positive, a moment that changed his life, and as his wife, hers too. Hosted by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Southern California, Johnson has been touring and sharing her life with the masses, offering a message of […]

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