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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.

Local labor resurgence includes seats on key local boards

Local labor resurgence includes seats on key local boards

David Garrick, San Diego Union Tribune, October 1 San Diego’s resurgent labor movement is taking a more direct and collegial approach to influencing local politics that includes successfully lobbying to have union leaders appointed to key boards and commissions. The goal is shifting from behind-the-scenes negotiations to having an official seat at the table during debates that affect the region’s economic prospects, a crucial concern to the workers that local unions represent. Local labor leaders have recently secured seats on boards governing San Diego’s port district, municipal airport, waterfront convention center and housing commission. “Those are all strategic for us […]

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Orange County’s Home-Care Program Is Plagued With Poor Pay and Shortages

Orange County’s Home-Care Program Is Plagued With Poor Pay and Shortages

Gabriel San Roman, OC Weekly, Sept. 6 2018 Monique Taloa pulls out a drawer that’s full with her sister’s prescription bottles. She sits down at the kitchen table of her Buena Park home and methodically sorts pills into a large plastic box with compartments as deep as an ice tray’s. “It is very complex because I don’t want to make a mistake,” Taloa says, her shimmering bracelets clanking on the table. “What happened with Tonya is that the doctor removed her from almost 19 medications and lowered the dosages of everything that she is on to the bare minimum because […]

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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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