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Decoding the IHSS timesheet and paycheck process

Decoding the IHSS timesheet and paycheck process

When 65,000 IHSS timesheets went missing in Los Angeles County this summer and tens of thousands of providers went without pay for over a month, many UDW members were not surprised. In fact, too many of us have experienced issues with late or missing timesheets and paychecks. The missing LA County timesheets—which were later blamed on a delivery issue by the United States Postal Service—have reinvigorated our efforts to improve the IHSS paycheck and timesheet process. It’s hard to keep our households afloat when we can’t rely on a steady paycheck! Earlier this month, UDW homecare providers and leaders toured […]

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A day of action at the Capitol for child care

A day of action at the Capitol for child care

Last week, dozens of homecare workers joined child care providers at the state capitol in Sacramento for a day of action to urge lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 548 – The Raising Child Care Quality and Accessibility Act. The bill would give child care providers the right to unionize, improve the quality of child care through training for providers, and authorize a study that would determine how to improve parental engagement. The action at the Capitol came in a week of spotlighting the changes that need to be made to the child care system. Earlier, U.S. Representative Barbara Lee toured […]

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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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