District 1

San Diego County

Celebrating our victories of the past, present, and future

Celebrating our victories of the past, present, and future

A message from UDW Executive Director Doug Moore: This is a season that is all about reflection and gratitude for everything we have in our lives. We gather with loved ones and leave behind the old while welcoming in the new. As we look forward to 2014, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of our victories and successes from the last year: We won raises and better health benefits for homecare providers in several UDW counties. We opened new offices for caregivers in San Diego and Santa Maria, saving our members money and planting our roots firmly in […]

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Second opinion: Will Obamacare streamline care for disabled people?

By: Megan Burks, Dec. 9, 2013 Second Opinion is a weekly Q-and-A series that answers questions from San Diegans on the Affordable Care Act. Ask yours here The Question: Will the Affordable Care Act streamline care for people with disabilities? Christina Mitchell is a graduate student studying nonprofit leadership at the University of San Diego. She says she was born a volunteer, and grew even more passionate about giving back when she became a single mother at 18 and relied on welfare benefits to make ends meet. “You realize very quickly that we have to help each other,” Mitchell said. “Volunteering […]

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UDW celebrates the grand opening of our new headquarters in San Diego

UDW celebrates the grand opening of our new headquarters in San Diego

  On Friday, we gathered to celebrate the grand opening of our new headquarters in San Diego! “With the purchase of this building – one of several we recently bought throughout the state – we are living our values of dignity, community, and fairness. This building represents that promise to our members,” UDW Executive Director Doug Moore told the crowd. Hundreds of UDW caregivers were joined by our friends and neighbors, including leaders like AFSCME International President Lee Saunders and Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre, San Diego City Councilmembers David Alvarez, Myrtle Cole, and Marti Emerald, Assemblymember Dr. Shirley […]

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Tour our new San Diego headquarters!

Tour our new San Diego headquarters!

Take a virtual tour of our new headquarters in San Diego by clicking through the pictures below!

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Homecare workers win overtime protections!

Homecare workers win overtime protections!

San Diego homecare provider Michelle Wise speaks about meeting President Obama in Washington in 2011, when he vowed to grant U.S. caregivers basic labor protections like overtime hours and a minimum wage. In September of this year it was announced that the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) had been successfully amended to include in-home care providers. The changes will go into effect January 2015.

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