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Orange County Home Caregivers Among Those Targeted for Harassment by Shadowy Right-Wing Group

Orange County Home Caregivers Among Those Targeted for Harassment by Shadowy Right-Wing Group

For Immediate Release Tuesday, May 17, 2018 Contact: Cherie Parker (619) 806-4677 Explosive report by The Guardian exposes anti-union “toolkit” funded by Koch brothers, Walmart Family Foundation and Freedom Foundation on eve of Janus vs. AFSCME decision Home care workers in Orange County who provide care through California’s Medicaid-funded In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program are up against an ominous threat as they bargain to raise their wages out of poverty and protect IHSS: An $80 million “war chest” funded by 66 right-wing thinktanks including the Koch brothers, the Walton Family Foundation and the Washington state-based Freedom Foundation and run by […]

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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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Long-Term Care Expenses Growing As A Worry For Retirees

Long-Term Care Expenses Growing As A Worry For Retirees

By: Ted Knutson, Forbes, April 29, 2018 Long-term care and overall medical expenses are growing as financial worries for retirees. Nearly half of seniors have little or no confidence they have enough money for nursing homes and other long-care. That worry grew to 49% this year, up from 45% last year, in the annual retirement confidence survey released today by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), a non-partisan Washington think tank. Twice as many retirees requiring long-term care in the last five years said the expense was much higher than expected compared to the elderly who haven’t needed the intense […]

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Domestic Workers and Farmworkers Join Forces to End Sexual Violence

Domestic Workers and Farmworkers Join Forces to End Sexual Violence

By Penelope Kyritsis, Truthout.org, Sunday, April 29, 2018 On 24 April 2018, over 200 domestic workers, farmworker women and allies came together for the Unstoppable Day of Action at the US capitol, calling on lawmakers to pass sexual harassment protections for all workers. After a press conference in the morning, a delegation of women led by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and the Alianza Nacional de Campesinas (National Farmworker Women’s Alliance) visited over 60 members of Congress  from both chambers to discuss legislative solutions to sexual harassment. Specifically, they are calling on employers, lawmakers, and advocates all over the United States to: Close legal loopholes so […]

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UPDATE: What you need to know right now about Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

UPDATE: What you need to know right now about Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

A federal law has mandated that all states implement Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) for Medicaid-funded personal care services programs like IHSS starting January 1, 2019—or else lose significant funding. Providers and clients have been very worried about what EVV will be like: Will it endanger our privacy? Will it create lots of extra work in our already busy days? UDW caregivers have been active in opposing a burdensome EVV system, and have been sharing our fears and concerns about EVV to the California Department of Social Services (DSS). And it appears our hard work is paying off. The state announced […]

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