District 1

San Diego County

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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The latest on paid sick leave for IHSS providers

The latest on paid sick leave for IHSS providers

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF UPCOMING WEBINARS ON PAID SICK LEAVE. In 2016, UDW caregivers helped secure a historic minimum wage increase for California workers. After years of telling our stories, rallying and marching with fellow underpaid workers, we urged the state legislature and the governor to agree on a plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. In addition to raising wages, the law also guarantees paid sick days for workers – including IHSS providers. Under the new law, existing providers (those that began working for an IHSS recipient prior July 1, 2018) will […]

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Protecting IHSS and our loved ones in 2019

UDW caregivers are strong advocates for our IHSS clients – seniors and people with disabilities. That’s why every year we sponsor and support legislation that will protect and improve the IHSS program as well as the quality of life for IHSS providers and our clients. We also support legislation that promotes social justice and improves the lives of working families in our communities. BILLS WE ARE SPONSORING BILLS WE ARE SUPPORTING   OPPOSE BILLS

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UDW caregivers in San Diego win much-needed raise in new agreement with the County

UDW caregivers in San Diego win much-needed raise in new agreement with the County

On Friday morning members of the UDW bargaining team reached a Tentative Agreement with the San Diego County Board of Supervisors. The agreement, which still needs to be approved by union members, includes a much-needed wage increase for those who provide care through the state’s In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS), and enough money to effectively eliminate the county waiting list for health insurance and lower all Kaiser premiums to just $30/month. “We’re excited,” said bargaining team member and UDW President Editha Adams, who cares for her teenaged daughter who lives with chronic lung disease and systematic scleroderma. “This will make […]

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Urgent: Cuts to IHSS

Urgent: Cuts to IHSS

Take action to save home care Right now members of Congress are trying to repeal the health care bill, putting IHSS in serious danger.  It would cut $400 million from IHSS — meaning less care for our clients and loved ones It would phase out health care coverage for one third of UDW caregivers It would repeal the Affordable Care Act and put caps on federal funding for Medicaid/IHSS, which will lead to future cuts to the program as a result of less federal funding We can’t let this happen! Call 1-866-584-5792 TODAY and tell your Congress member to vote NO […]

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