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Empowering women workers: UDW providers attend the AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy

Empowering women workers: UDW providers attend the AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy

Last month, I attended the 2015 AFSCME Women’s Leadership Academy (WLA), a five day, life-changing experience that I would recommend to all my UDW sisters. My name is Camilla Bradford, and I am a homecare provider in Riverside County. I also work as a UDW member organizer, because I am passionate about our work and encouraging my fellow homecare workers to become active in our union. The Women’s Leadership Academy is a weeklong mentorship program for AFSCME women who want to gain skills in organizing and leadership. I applied because I want to empower my fellow homecare providers, who are […]

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Our final push to end the 7% cut to IHSS

Our final push to end the 7% cut to IHSS

Earlier this week, homecare providers and UDW members from around the state participated in three days of action and lobbying in Sacramento to urge lawmakers to end the seven percent cut to IHSS hours. “We can’t wait. We’ve been cut for too many years,” UDW Statewide President Editha Adams said to a room full of homecare workers ahead of Monday’s activities. “Enough is enough. It’s time to restore the seven percent!” On Monday, after only a week of gathering signatures, a petition signed by over 12,000 supporters demanding the restoration of all IHSS hours was delivered to Governor Jerry Brown’s […]

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Make the most of your low-cost dental benefits

Make the most of your low-cost dental benefits

Did you know that UDW members have access to a low-cost dental plan through Dental Health Services? Learn how to make the most of your dental benefits by reading the articles below! Are you having trouble navigating your dental benefits, or need help disputing a charge from a dental provider? Contact our insurance broker Glenn Walker of Goldman & Walker at 1-800-883-0902. Haven’t signed up to be a UDW member yet and want access to dental care for as low as $18/month? Sign up to be a member now.

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IHSS providers to lawmakers: End the 7% cut, and restore homecare now

IHSS providers to lawmakers: End the 7% cut, and restore homecare now

May 14, 2015 On May 14, Governor Jerry Brown released a revised version of his proposed 2015-16 state budget. Like his January proposal, the budget outlines a way to end to the 7% cut to IHSS hours starting on July 1, 2015, but our work is far from done. Lawmakers still need to pass a budget that restores the hours, and we will also be working to make sure this restoration is permanent. With the state’s multibillion dollar surplus, we have the ability to end this cut that has hurt California’s elderly, the sick, and children and adults with disabilities […]

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2015 Stanislaus County Mother of the Year Essay Winners

2015 Stanislaus County Mother of the Year Essay Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 Stanislaus County Mother of the Year Essay Competition winners, Corina Sezi and David Pimentel from Modesto. Read an excerpt from their great essays about their favorite moms below. An excerpt from Corina’s essay: “She worked as long as I can remember to make sure I had everything I needed and wanted and that our bills were paid. Anytime I needed a hug my mom was there to give one. Anytime I needed a friend or someone to talk to I always knew I could count on my mom. I have a daughter now and I share […]

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