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What you need to know about the San Diego minimum wage law

What you need to know about the San Diego minimum wage law

UPDATE 10/17/2014: The signatures submitted by the opponents of the minimum wage increase were validated this month by the Registrar of Voters. This means the council must rescind the minimum wage increase or place it on the June 2016 ballot. Read more here. UPDATE 9/17/2014: Opponents of the minimum wage increase claim to have submitted enough signatures to require a voter referendum on the minimum wage ordinance. This would take place on June 2016. If the signatures are validated by the Registrar of Voters, the minimum wage increase will not take effect in January as scheduled. The ordinance will be on […]

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Free and low-cost training for UDW providers

Free and low-cost training for UDW providers

The California Independent Provider Training Center (CAIPTC) is the official training center for the UDW. UDW members can take all CAIPTC courses for free — to become a member, sign up here. To register for any of the classes below, please call CAIPTC toll-free at 1-877-410-0576 or email info@caiptc.org. New classes and locations are added throughout the year so make sure to check back here for updates! CAIPTC offers courses in: Family Caregiving Gain practical skills and coping strategies that will help you provide at-home care. Adult & Child First Aid/CPR/AED Learn life-saving skills to know what to do in […]

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The roots of homecare: A friendship that grew from caring

The roots of homecare: A friendship that grew from caring

By Gayle, San Diego caregiver I am a single mother of a child with autism. When he was first diagnosed, I didn’t know how to access the help and resources that my son needed. But my story begins many years ago, before my son was born, when I worked with an organization that provided shelter for people in need of medical care and housing. It was in 1999 that I first met a courageous young woman who had recently been medically transported from Japan. Her name was Editha Adams. She arrived in San Diego with no friends or family and […]

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What my Dad taught me about caring for others

What my Dad taught me about caring for others

By Edwy Keith, caregiver, San Diego County This Sunday is Father’s Day and I will be spending the day with my dad. I am a father and have three kids of my own, but they live far away—I had to leave them and the rest of my family when I moved in with my Dad to take care of him full-time. My name is Edwy Keith. I’m from San Diego County, and I’ve provided in-home care for my 67-year-old father for the past two years. I left my career as a computer engineer to be with Dad. Thankfully I was […]

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Advocates flock to California capitol with cookies, causes

Advocates flock to California capitol with cookies, causes

By Daniel Rothberg, The Sacramento Bee Saturday, Jun. 7, 2014 Wearing a bright green United Domestic Workers T-shirt, Janet MacLean stood out against legislative aides walking to work in business suits outside the Capitol one day last week. Using an electric scooter, MacLean watched from three feet below most of the crowd, a mix of about 4,000 caretakers and clients, many of them bused in from San Diego, Del Norte County and parts in between. MacLean, who was a caretaker until a progressive joint disease and a bad fall left her in need of her own care, joined the coalition […]

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