District 1

San Diego County

Why I Marched – UDW caregivers attend the Women’s March

Why I Marched – UDW caregivers attend the Women’s March

On Saturday, January 21st, millions of women, men, and children in hundreds of cities around the world stood together in unity as part of the Women’s March on Washington. In California, it is estimated that 880,000 or 1 in every 45 residents attended a local march in dozens of cities across the state. For UDW members, the reasons to march were as diverse as the nearly 98,000 IHSS providers our union represents, but a sense of urgency and a passion to fight for our rights united us all. We were among the huge crowds of people standing up for the […]

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King Day celebrated with fiery speech, volunteerism

By Joshua Emerson Smith, San Diego Union Tribune, January 16th, 2017 The rising activist Rev. William J. Barber II on Monday headlined the 29th annual “All Peoples” celebration in San Diego, which honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Addressing a rapt audience, the fiery pastor from North Carolina delivered the keynote speech that repeatedly brought a sold-out crowd at the Balboa Park Activity Center to its feet. Barber took the stage and began delivering what would be an hour-long sermon addressing everything from gender equality to health care to minimum wage to voting rights, as well as myriad issues surrounding race and poverty. His recurring theme was […]

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Days Before Congress Votes on Health Care, Vigil Spotlights Thousands in Higher Taxes, Job Losses, Health Chaos if Rep. Duncan Hunter Votes for Repeal without Replacement

Days Before Congress Votes on Health Care, Vigil Spotlights Thousands in Higher Taxes, Job Losses, Health Chaos if Rep. Duncan Hunter Votes  for Repeal without Replacement

Fight for Our Health Coalition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2017 CONTACT: Crystal Young, 619.806.4677, Mike Roth, 916.444.7170, Maria Elena Jauregui, 818.355.5291 (Spanish-language) El Cajon, CA – San Diego Area residents can expect to endure thousands of dollars in higher costs, job losses, and chaos in our local health care system if Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) votes with his Republican colleagues to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement. At a candlelight vigil tonight outside Hunter’s office, San Diegans who are insured through the ACA joined seniors and health care professionals to tell stories of the life-threatening harm […]

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California’s minimum wage increased to $10.50 an hour on January 1st

California’s minimum wage increased to $10.50 an hour on January 1st

As of the first of the year, the minimum wage in California has increased from $10 to $10.50 an hour. This increase is the first of many as the state’s minimum wage gradually goes up to $15 an hour. Read more here. UDW caregivers in 14 counties including Alpine, Butte, Kern, Madera, Merced, Mono, Nevada, Orange, Plumas, San Diego, Sierra, Stanislaus, Sutter, and Tuolumne counties will see an improvement in our IHSS pay as a result of the new, higher minimum wage. The minimum wage increase is no coincidence. UDW caregivers worked with other low wage workers to convince elected […]

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UDW Match connects home care providers with those in need of care

UDW Match connects home care providers with those in need of care

My name is Maria Cota, and I’ve been an IHSS caregiver since 1993. In 2013, I had a stroke and the recovery made it difficult for me to keep working as a home care provider. Once I was back on my feet and ready to get back to work, the UDW Match program helped me find a new home care client. Now, I’m working again and I don’t have to worry about how I will pay my bills and support myself. UDW Match is one of our members-only benefits. It is a totally free home care referral service that connects […]

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