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2018 Legislative Scorecard

2018 Legislative Scorecard

Which lawmakers stood up for seniors, people with disabilities, working families, and California’s in-home caregivers? Every year, UDW scores the California legislature and the governor on their support of policies that impact homecare recipients and care providers. We also total the overall career scores of our elected leaders to acknowledge those who have consistently supported providers and our IHSS clients. Find out how your lawmakers scored by clicking on the booklet below.  

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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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After the fire: UDW caregivers step up to help those in need

After the fire: UDW caregivers step up to help those in need

On the morning of November 8, Kesha and Vincent Haynie were leaving their home in Magalia to start their regular commute into Chico where Vince cares for an elderly man and Kesha—a caregiver herself—works as a UDW staff member. They noticed plumes of smoke and heard a loud, ominous, “BOOM.” “It must have been a propane tank,” Vince said. “They were going off like firecrackers.” On the road to town they saw the actual flames. They called Kesha’s mom, who was still at their house with their dog, and told her to leave the area and head to Chico immediately. […]

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Election wins happen when Caregivers Vote!

Election wins happen when Caregivers Vote!

UDW members took the 2018 election seriously: knocking on doors, making calls and texts, talking to our neighbors and, most importantly, getting to the polls and VOTING! Now, thanks to the hard work and dedication of caregivers and our allies who also believe everyone should get the care they need, many lawmakers who voted to cut IHSS have been kicked out of office—and replaced with folks who will stand up for IHSS and vote for people and families over corporations and profits. The reason why UDW caregivers get involved in politics is simple: to protect IHSS for our clients and […]

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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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