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April IHSS News You Can Use

April IHSS News You Can Use

Help us win equal pay for IHSS providers Throughout the state many IHSS caregivers are earning minimum wage, while some of us make over $13/hour. That’s why in 2017 we’re fighting to win state-level collective bargaining for all IHSS providers in California. Help us win #Dignity4All – call 1-855-912-7804 today and urge your state lawmaker to support our proposal to move IHSS collective bargaining to the state-level. State audit of IHSS payroll system is out …and it confirms what we already knew: the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) could be doing a lot more to help providers avoid paycheck […]

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Protecting IHSS and our loved ones in 2017

Protecting IHSS and our loved ones in 2017

­­UDW caregivers are strong advocates for our IHSS clients – seniors and people with disabilities. That’s why every year we sponsor and support legislation that will protect and improve the IHSS program as well as the quality of life for IHSS providers and our clients. We also support legislation that promotes social justice and improves the lives of working families in our communities. BILLS WE ARE SPONSORING BILLS WE ARE SUPPORTING OPPOSE BILLS

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GOP delays vote on Obamacare replacement bill; local impacts come into sharper focus

GOP delays vote on Obamacare replacement bill; local impacts come into sharper focus

Ken Carlson, The Modesto Bee, March 23 As the nation waited Thursday for a House of Representatives vote on health care legislation, Astrid Zuniga joined about 60 demonstrators outside Congressman Jeff Denham’s office in Modesto. Zuniga’s family could get hurt in a number of ways by the Republican health plan that would replace the Affordable Care Act, phase out a Medicaid expansion and cap federal funding to states for Medicaid services. Zuniga’s 18-year-old son has autism and receives services from a regional center. She’s an in-home support services worker, and Medi-Cal pays for her husband’s hepatitis C medication, costing $600 […]

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March IHSS News You Can Use

March IHSS News You Can Use

Protect Our Care This year UDW caregivers have vowed to fight, protect, and win for our clients and each other. Congress is threatening to make cuts to our health care and home care while anti-home care groups like the Freedom Foundation are trying to weaken our union. But we will not back down, because we know we are stronger together. Click here to read UDW member Terry Walker-Dampier’s moving story about the importance of protecting our care. Join us on March 28th at 3 pm for a special telephone town hall to discuss these issues and more! RSVP today at […]

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The Affordable Care Act Is Saving Lives – Now It’s Time to Save It

The Affordable Care Act Is Saving Lives – Now It’s Time to Save It

by Pablo Ros, AFSCME, February 17, 2017 When politicians talk about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they do so as if they didn’t realize that the welfare of millions of people is at stake. Obamacare, as the law is also known, has helped up to 30 million Americans afford health insurance. And it has saved countless lives. Terry Walker-Dampier was born with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces within the spine that puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. She lives in constant pain. She has suffered chronic back pain for most of her life with […]

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