UDW in the News

We are hard at work to make sure that the issues that matter to caregivers and our families are covered in the media. This page will be updated frequently to include links, videos, and news articles that highlight caregivers and our clients and cover the issues that impact homecare in California.

Orange County Register: Can California’s public employee unions thwart U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision?

Orange County Register: Can California’s public employee unions thwart U.S. Supreme Court’s Janus decision?

By Margot Roosevelt | The Orange County Register | June 27, 2018 Soft spoken and bespectacled, Diana Corral, a 36-year old Orange County social worker, hardly fits the stereotype of union boss. “I love my job because I love helping people,” she said of her work as an eligibility specialist who guides the poor, the disabled and the homeless in applying for food stamps, Medi-Cal heath insurance and cash assistance. But as president of Local 2076 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, with 1,450 members, Corral is one of hundreds of public-sector union leaders on the […]

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The Atlantic: Is This the End of Public-Sector Unions in America?

The Atlantic: Is This the End of Public-Sector Unions in America?

Despite a crippling decision by the Supreme Court, unions say they have a plan forward. Alana Semuels | The Atlantic | June 27, 2018 The Supreme Court Wednesday dealt a huge blow to public-sector unions and the labor movement in general, ruling in Janus v. AFSCME that public employees do not have to pay fees to unions to cover the costs of collective bargaining. The court, split along partisan lines, overruled 41 years of precedent in deciding that requiring employees to pay fees violates their First Amendment rights. With the decision, public-sector employees around the nation will no longer have to pay fees or […]

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California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom hosts discussion at Grossmont College

California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom hosts discussion at Grossmont College

  ***UDW caregivers participated in discussion with gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom, see video: https://www.10news.com/news/california-gubernatorial-candidate-gavin-newsom-hosting-discussion-at-grossmont-college By: Jermaine Ong , Mark Saunders, Channel 10 News, 9:38 AM, May 2, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom hosted a roundtable discussion at Grossmont College in El Cajon Wednesday, discussing the state’s ongoing housing crisis and other affordability issues Californians continue to face. On housing, Newsom said California’s housing crisis revolves around affordability. He said the state is averaging 100,000 units statewide per year, but to reach an affordability equilibrium 400,000 a year is needed. “We’re 49th out of 50 in […]

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More Than A Job: Home Care For A Mom With Alzheimer’s Disease

More Than A Job: Home Care For A Mom With Alzheimer's Disease

Franziska Monahan, heard on All Things Considered, March 18 2018 Celina Raddatz quit her job at a nursing home in 2014 when she realized she would have to take care of her mother full-time. Raddatz’s mother, Guadalupe Pena Villegas, 83, suffers from Alzheimer’s and bipolar disorder, a combination that sometimes makes her a danger to herself and others, and thus requires her to be supervised 24 hours a day. Raddatz and one of her sisters, Rosalia Lizarraga, 61, had been caring for their mother together. But as the Alzheimer’s progressed, the task became too stressful for Lizarraga. The full responsibility fell […]

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This is Our Fight—I AM 2018: Celebrating Black History Month in advance of the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Assassination

This is Our Fight—I AM 2018: Celebrating Black History Month in advance of the 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Assassination

Stephanie Williams, Black Voice News, February 6 2018 On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. joined Black sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee as they rallied for fair pay, better working conditions, justice and equality. The night before his second attempt to lead a march in support of the striking workers he said, “I’m not worried about anything. I’m not fearing any man.” Now—it’s our turn.  This month, citizens of all races across the inland region join fellow Americans in marking the contributions, sacrifices, and accomplishments of this country’s citizens of African descent. Black history reflections would be incomplete, […]

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