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2019 Legislative Scorecard

2019 Legislative Scorecard

Which lawmakers were in solidarity with seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers, and working families in 2019? Every year, UDW scores the California legislature and the governor on their support of policies that impact home care recipients and 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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Protect yourself and your client during power shutoffs: Get on the “Medical Baseline” list

Protect yourself and your client during power shutoffs: Get on the “Medical Baseline” list

Increased risk of deadly wildfires is becoming our new reality in California. Because many fires are sparked by aging power infrastructure, massive power shut-offs are becoming a reality, too. Hopefully, the state will find long-term ways to address the situations that lead to fires and power shut-offs. Until then, we all need to take extra precautions—especially those of us who care for seniors and people with disabilities, who are sadly the most likely to be injured or die in a power shut-off or fire. An important precaution you can take right now is to get on your power company’s “Medical […]

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Tell Congress to Lower Drug Costs Now!

Tell Congress to Lower Drug Costs Now!

In townhalls across the nation, citizens are making their voices heard when it comes to the incredibly high costs of prescription drug prices in the United States. During a recent press conference, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi remarked on the impact of seeing “grown men cry” when telling stories about not being able to afford the lifesaving medicine their spouse or child needs. We’ve heard these stories too. As home care providers, we know the constant struggle to get health care in California, long waitlists and unreasonable prescription drug prices that seemingly increase every year make it hard, or even […]

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Now accepting 2020 Culinary Arts Academy Applications

Now accepting 2020 Culinary Arts Academy Applications

The application process for the 2020 UDW Culinary Arts Academy Program (CAP) is now open. The UDW Culinary Arts Academy is a free training program for UDW caregivers and community members. The Academy will provide participants with seven months of culinary skills training, as well as valuable training in starting and operating a business. Thank you for your interest in The B5 Foundation Culinary Arts Academy Program (CAAP) featuring Global Chef and CEO Brent Southcombe of Eat Drink Culinary. Dr. LaVerne Davis will be facilitating the life skills “Cutting Edge Conversations and Chef Regina Barbieri will be facilitating the “Front of […]

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Fahari Jeffers, one of UDW’s founders, passes away

Fahari Jeffers, one of UDW’s founders, passes away

We are sad to report the passing of one of UDW’s founders, Fahari Jeffers. In 1977, Fahari and her husband, Ken Seaton-Msemaji, formed the UDW organizing committee under the mentorship of Cesar Chavez. The group believed organizing domestic workers was naturally connected to Chavez’ work with farm workers as both workforces were primarily women, people of color and immigrants who were not then visible in the labor movement. With the signing of our first contract in 1979, UDW became one of the few unions ever to be founded by people of color. From an initial membership of 150, UDW grew […]

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