District 1

San Diego County

ACT NOW: New Attack Threatens Your Health Insurance

ACT NOW: New Attack Threatens Your Health Insurance

A proposed federal rule change will prevent IHSS providers from paying for our health insurance and union dues out of our own paychecks—meaning you could lose your health care if you don’t act now. This rule change not only jeopardizes our health care, it also threatens our ability to come together in a strong union to fight for IHSS and the clients we serve. We have less than 30 days to make our voices heard. MAKE YOURS HEARD TODAY. We have fought hard to earn health insurance through our union and we can’t let this proposed rule change threaten our care. […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Trump Administration’s anti-labor agenda threatens home care for millions of Americans

PRESS RELEASE: Trump Administration’s anti-labor agenda threatens home care for millions of Americans

New rule could endanger low-income seniors and people with disabilities and the caregivers they rely on For Immediate Release | July 12, 2018 | Contact Margitte Kristjansson: 619-548-4304. Yesterday the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule change that would prohibit unionized home care workers from paying their union dues directly from their own paychecks. The rule change is based on an incorrect characterization of how dues are collected from in-home care providers who work for programs that are partially-funded by Medicaid, and the 30-day comment period allotted for this proposed rule means that the Trump Administration […]

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Governor Brown signs budget that protects our privacy and the future of long-term care

Governor Brown signs budget that protects our privacy and the future of long-term care

This year UDW caregivers have been hard at work in Sacramento to protect our privacy in the implementation of EVV, and get funding for research that will help California better understand how to fix our long-term care system. On June 27, we were victorious! California Governor Jerry Brown signed a 2018-2019 budget that not only protects our privacy, but also includes significant funding for long-term care research and data collection. Since we launched the Care Agenda last year, UDW has successfully brought the long-term care crisis into sharper focus for state officials. We have educated them on how the low […]

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I was about to be kicked out of IHSS for timesheet violations… so I turned to my union for help

I was about to be kicked out of IHSS for timesheet violations… so I turned to my union for help

By Donal Jones, IHSS provider in San Diego County After my fourth IHSS timesheet violation I was facing losing my job. I knew I was in over my head, so I turned to my union. Thanks to UDW’s help, I’m back where I’m needed—caring for my clients. Here’s my story: I have been a caregiver for 23 years and currently have three clients who keep me very busy: Joseph, Bobby, and Ernest. Ernest has had triple-bypass surgery, a pacemaker in his chest, back problems, and is unable to stand for more than 20 minutes. Joseph is paralyzed on the left […]

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Supreme Court abandons workers—time to fight back!

Supreme Court abandons workers—time to fight back!

UDW Executive Director Doug Moore responds to U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME With its decision in Janus vs. AFSCME, the Supreme Court has created a serious challenge to working people and shown itself to be now firmly in the hands of wealthy corporations. As low-income workers who depend on the ability to join together in a union, we recognize any attempts to eliminate unions is an attempt to eliminate our power to protect ourselves and the clients we care for—and we will not take it laying down. As you may have read earlier, the Janus case is funded and supported by anti-worker […]

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