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Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019: A Look at the Year Ahead

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019: A Look at the Year Ahead

$1 minimum wage increase coming January 1stand so much more As caregivers, we know two things: Our clients need IHSS and we need higher pay. That’s why our union will focus on protecting our program and raising caregiver pay in the coming year. But to win on those issues, we must also fight the other injustices that keep us from achieving our goals—injustices like poverty, racism, and violence. So, as we are pushing for better caregiver pay and IHSS funding, we will also be working toward making our communities healthier, safer, and more just. Here’s what’s happening in 2019: Raising […]

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Butte County IHSS Providers Affected by Camp Fire: Info on timesheets, paychecks, and additional resources

Butte County IHSS Providers Affected by Camp Fire: Info on timesheets, paychecks, and additional resources

UDW has been in contact with the state and county officials to answer your questions about timesheets and paychecks during this time. Please don’t hesitate to call our Chico office at 530-894-2702 or our statewide member benefits center at 1-800-621-5016 with additional questions. We’re here to help. Information for IHSS Providers Paychecks: IHSS timesheet processing facility in Chico was only closed Friday due to fire. It was closed yesterday due to holiday. Today (11/13) and tomorrow (11/14) it is processing every timesheet received by post office since Thursday (11/8). This may result in a small delay in paychecks being issued […]

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URGENT for UDW Members: Sign Updated Card to Stay a Member

URGENT for UDW Members: Sign Updated Card to Stay a Member

IMPORTANT! In order to remain a UDW member and have dues payments automatically deducted, you must reauthorize your membership here. A new proposed rule by the federal government would prohibit union dues and other payments like health insurance premiums from being deducted automatically out of IHSS paychecks. This rule is almost certain to be made final in the coming weeks. The form on www.MyUDW.org contains updated language that will allow you to continue having these payments deducted from your paycheck. We are also working hard to find a solution to help you continue automatic deductions for your health care payments. Even […]

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IHSS providers and clients speak out against the Freedom Foundation

IHSS providers and clients speak out against the Freedom Foundation

We are standing together to protect the IHSS program for our clients An out-of-state group called the Freedom Foundation is telling California home care providers to drop our union. They say they care about workers, but really they are funded by billionaires, oppose raising wages, and want to take away our benefits. IHSS providers and clients are speaking out against them and their goal to weaken our collective power and our union. You can find out more about Freedom Foundation, its secretive donors and its anti-worker policies here: www.freedomfoundationfactcheck.com

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We won 195 more hours for my son – and $21,000

We won 195 more hours for my son - and $21,000

My son Alexis was born with severe Down Syndrome, and I have been his care provider for the past 12 years. When we first applied for IHSS, Alexis was only awarded 26 hours per month, even though he requires round-the-clock care. So I contacted our union’s advocacy council and the caregivers there helped me win more hours for my son. With their help, I got proper documentation from my doctor and, after helping me with some issues we were having with our social worker, we applied for an appeal. We not only won a total of 221 hours for my […]

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