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Gov. Newsom vetoes AB 1993, denies rights to unemployment insurance for 123,402 family caregivers

Gov. Newsom vetoes AB 1993, denies rights to unemployment insurance for 123,402 family caregivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2020 Contact: Margitte Kristjansson, 619-548-4304 Gov. Newsom vetoes AB 1993, denies rights to unemployment insurance for 123,402 family caregivers Sacramento, CA – When COVID-19 hit and statewide stay-at-home orders were issued, In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregivers continued to provide quality care for low-income seniors and people with disabilities, keeping them out of deadly hospitals and nursing homes—even without access to PPE. The governor called them “essential”, the public called them heroes. But today, Governor Newsom vetoed AB 1993, the Family Caregiver Economic Security Act, and refused 123,402 family caregivers the right to unemployment insurance. These […]

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California’s child care providers win historic union election in landslide

In a union election victory 17 years in the making, child care providers across California have voted overwhelmingly to be represented by their union, Child Care Providers United (CCPU). A joint effort of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 and SEIU Locals 99 and 521, 97% of voters chose to join CCPU. “This has been a long time coming,” UDW Assistant Executive Director and AFSCME Vice President Johanna Hester said Monday. “This win gives 40,000 family child care providers in California the opportunity to bargain for higher pay, better training and increased access to care for every child who needs it.” In September, […]

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Safe COVID-19 practices are the “new normal”

Safe COVID-19 practices are the “new normal”

The pandemic is here to stay for a while. Make sure you are protecting yourself and your client. The COVID-19 pandemic has been tragic and scary. Hundreds of thousands of people have died worldwide and in our communities. Every sneeze in public reminds us how easy it would be to catch this deadly virus. This has been a time of grief and fear. But it’s also been, well…boring. And lonely. And stressful. Many of us have been stuck at home while daily life slowed to a standstill: No movies, no restaurants, no church, no public pools, no family vacations. After […]

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UDW members protect care for seniors and people with disabilities

UDW members protect care for seniors and people with disabilities

Faced with a 7 percent cut to hours, we fought back—and won There are many great things that workers can do when they join together in a union: pay raises, benefits and discounts, and big changes like overtime and sick pay are some of the things UDW has won for members. But when it comes to our union’s top priority, we all agree our number one job is to protect the IHSS program for providers and clients. We know that IHSS saves lives, saves money, and is a critical resource for hundreds of thousands of Californians and their families. That’s […]

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Vote Yes for Child Care Providers United!

Vote Yes for Child Care Providers United!

As you know, earlier this year our union, CCPU, handed more than 10,000 petitions into California state officials declaring our intention of uniting child care workers into a powerful force that will forever change the landscape of child care and early childhood education in our great state. Well, I have some amazing news! It’s almost time to Vote YES and make our union official. In the coming weeks, you will be receiving your official CCPU ballot in the mail! This is yet another historic moment in a campaign full of historic moments. Take a second and appreciate all the hard […]

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