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2017 Culinary Arts Academy application process now open

2017 Culinary Arts Academy application process now open

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 month (subject to change), culinary program […]

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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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UDW Match connects home care providers with those in need of care

UDW Match connects home care providers with those in need of care

My name is Maria Cota, and I’ve been an IHSS caregiver since 1993. In 2013, I had a stroke and the recovery made it difficult for me to keep working as a home care provider. Once I was back on my feet and ready to get back to work, the UDW Match program helped me find a new home care client. Now, I’m working again and I don’t have to worry about how I will pay my bills and support myself. UDW Match is one of our members-only benefits. It is a totally free home care referral service that connects […]

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Treating all work with dignity this Labor Day

Treating all work with dignity this Labor Day

It’s Labor Day weekend. For many Americans that means a three-day weekend to eat barbecue and enjoy the last days of summer with loved ones, but Labor Day represents a lot more. As we go All In for Care at the bargaining table to win better pay and benefits for caregivers, we should keep in mind the history of the holiday. Labor Day was created by union members in the late 1800s to recognize the contributions workers have made to building our country, and making it prosperous. Home care workers and other domestic workers have cared for our nation’s seniors […]

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Caregivers to Gov. Brown: We deserve Social Security (and more)

Caregivers to Gov. Brown: We deserve Social Security (and more)

Yesterday, UDW caregivers from around the state gathered in Sacramento to urge Governor Brown to sign Assembly Bill 1930. We delivered petitions signed by over 3,600 IHSS providers and members of our communities to his office in the Capitol. Assembly Bill 1930 addresses a problem facing an estimated 86,000 parent and spouse IHSS providers who are currently left out of Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment benefits because of unfair state and federal policies. “Parent and spouse providers work as hard as other home care workers,” said Lidia Rodriguez who works as the home care provider for her son and a […]

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