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True justice

True justice

By Doug Moore, Executive Director of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 Last summer when the brutal murder of George Floyd sparked action and outrage across the globe, I said this could be a turning point if we let it be. There have been too many George Floyds over the decades, but the collective grief and anger over Floyd’s death—and the deaths of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery—were felt across continents.  Today’s guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin, the officer who murdered George Floyd, is the kind of justice that only happens when we all stand together and say “enough is enough”. It is […]

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The results are in!

The results are in!

90% vote yes to invest in our union and our future More than 15 years after the last change in UDW membership dues, UDW members have voted to approve a new dues structure that better reflects our priorities and goals for the future. Union members, staff, and volunteers counted the votes yesterday at UDW’s San Diego headquarters while union members from all over the state observed the count via Zoom. A final tally yielded 14,360 “yes” votes and 1,612 “no” votes. The new dues structure, which was proposed and approved by a committee of member leaders, means that each member’s […]

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IHSS providers: You can claim up to four hours for your client’s vaccine visit

IHSS providers: You can claim up to four hours for your client's vaccine visit

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility has expanded to include IHSS recipients aged 16 and older. Because of this, CDSS has authorized compensation for providers who accompany their clients to receive the vaccine. Providers will be able to claim up to two hours per vaccine, four hours total. If you are already authorized to take your client to appointments, you will just need to claim these hours under that on your timesheet. If you’re not, however, you will need to fill out this Claim Form and submit it to your local IHSS office. We also recommend sending a copy to your social worker […]

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UDW Hosts Vaccine Sites for Thousands of Essential Workers

UDW Hosts Vaccine Sites for Thousands of Essential Workers

“For me, the vaccine is a matter of life.” Though UDW caregiver and county representative Beatriz Manjarrez is here at UDW’s San Diego Headquarters to get vaccinated, you can see her greeting new arrivals, sanitizing clipboards, and answering questions other members have about their vaccination forms. And that’s what today’s vaccine drive is about: union members helping union members. Manjarrez provides in-home care to her mother and her son, so being able to get the vaccine today brings her peace of mind — not just for herself, but for members of her family who have underlying conditions. “We are essential […]

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UDW Statement of Solidarity Against Anti-Asian Violence and Discrimination

UDW Statement of Solidarity Against Anti-Asian Violence and Discrimination

The recent increase in hate and violence against Asian Americans across the country and right here in California is antithetical to everything we stand for as a union, and we will not be silent. That many of these crimes have been committed against elders is especially shameful. As Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director of UDW, we represent over 140,000 home caregivers and family child care providers. Almost 20 percent of our members identify as Asian American Pacific Islander (API). Any attack on a member of the API community, be it words or violence, is an attack on all of […]

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