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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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VICTORY! CCPU-UDW scores our biggest win and the whole country takes notice

VICTORY! CCPU-UDW scores our biggest win and the whole country takes notice

On September 30, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 378, our bill to fix California’s broken child care system. With that stroke of the pen, family child care providers got our collective bargaining rights and the tools we need to make positive changes for ourselves, our families and the children we care for.  Also known as the Building a Better Early Care and Education System Act, AB 378 will finally put decision-making power into the hands of those who know child care best: family child care providers. This landmark legislation grants family child care providers collective bargaining rights, which means that, […]

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Important Resources for Power Shut-Offs and Wildfires

Important Resources for Power Shut-Offs and Wildfires

In partnership with Governor Gavin Newsom, UDW is communicating the following resources to help our clients and loved ones stay safe in the event of planned public safety power shut offs. Governor Newsom just launched response.ca.gov, a website for Californians impacted by wildfires and utility-directed power shutoffs. Here is a resource guide put together by the California Department of Health and Human Services containing useful tools, like a personal emergency plan that can assist you in preparing for future power outages. Need help accessing safety resources? Here’s a new, non-emergency hotline that you can call 9am-9pm: 1-833-284-3473. There are also tools online […]

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