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Questions about the new timesheets? We’re here to help.

Questions about the new timesheets? We’re here to help.

Earlier this month the state announced that it would halt the implementation of overtime pay and other wage protections for IHSS workers. We strongly oppose this decision and are fighting back to keep our hard-won rights and ensure justice for IHSS homecare providers and our clients and loved ones. We’ve launched a statewide petition urging Governor Brown to move forward with overtime pay for IHSS workers, and will soon be holding actions across the state. There is nothing in the federal ruling that prohibits the governor from paying IHSS providers for overtime, and – importantly – the funding for overtime […]

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Breaking: Gov. proposes restoring 7% to IHSS hours

Breaking: Gov. proposes restoring 7% to IHSS hours

Governor’s budget proposes ending a 7% cut to IHSS hours. Next, we turn to the Legislature and call on Gov. Brown to restore overtime pay. We are thrilled to announce that, after over a year of campaigning by caregivers and our union UDW, the governor has proposed to restore 7% to the hours of IHSS clients! It is far from a done deal, however, and over the next six months the budget will work its way through the legislature. UDW caregivers will be there every step of the way to ensure lawmakers restore the 7%. If passed, the hours would […]

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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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Overtime update for IHSS providers

Overtime update for IHSS providers

Update 1/23/2015: The fight for equal rights continues! Previously a judge issued another order halting overtime and other wage protections for homecare workers. But this is not the last word on overtime — the Department of Labor has filed an appeal to a higher court! We continue to urge Gov. Brown to move forward with overtime pay for IHSS providers in 2015. Sign the petition here. The state will still be issuing the new timesheets for use starting January 1. Please use the new timesheets and record overtime, medical accompaniment time, and travel time accordingly. There is no workweek cap in effect while the […]

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Congratulations to caregiver Maria Villa!

Congratulations to caregiver Maria Villa!

In November UDW members were asked to complete a three-question survey for a chance to win a $200 grocery store gift card for the holidays. The survey, which asked homecare providers what they thought UDW should fight for in 2015—you can read the results here. UDW President Editha Adams was on hand to surprise the randomly-drawn winner, San Diego homecare worker Maria Villa. “I feel so lucky. This will be a huge help to my budget this month,” Maria said when Editha presented her with a gift card for $200 at her favorite grocery store, Food 4 Less. Maria is […]

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