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2020: A look back at the year that changed our world forever

2020: A look back at the year that changed our world forever

2020 required more compassion, strength and determination than any year in recent memory. As caregivers, we were better prepared than most to meet the challenges of this year—and as a union, we faced these challenges together. As we look back on 2020, we grieve for those we lost, give thanks for those that are still with us, and turn toward the future wiser, kinder, more resilient and ready to take on whatever 2021 has in store. Here is a look back at all that we experienced together in 2020.   JANUARY Introduced legislation to win unemployment insurance for parent and […]

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2020 Legislative Scorecard

2020 Legislative Scorecard

Which lawmakers were in solidarity with seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers, and working families in 2020? During 2020, IHSS caregivers and family child care providers served heroically as frontline, essential workers during a pandemic. Yet we once again had to defend IHSS from budget cuts and saw thousands of child cares close due to the pandemic. More than ever, we needed champions in state government that saw our value and helped us stay safe and do our work. Every year, UDW scores the California legislature and the governor on their support of policies that impact our members. This year, those […]

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UDW members win big for San Diego

UDW members win big for San Diego

Campaign for term limits paves way for worker-friendly San Diego BOS Statement from UDW Executive Director Doug Moore: “The new and historic Democratic majority on the San Diego Board of Supervisors shows what happens when workers get together to make their voices heard. By spearheading the effort to pass term limits in 2010, UDW members and our partners in labor built a bridge to a future where entrenched corporate interests have less influence in our city and our government is more representative of the people it serves. Moving forward, we expect the Board to prioritize working families and our issues, […]

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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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