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2020: A look back at the year that changed our world forever

2020: A look back at the year that changed our world forever

2020 required more compassion, strength and determination than any year in recent memory. As caregivers, we were better prepared than most to meet the challenges of this year—and as a union, we faced these challenges together. As we look back on 2020, we grieve for those we lost, give thanks for those that are still with us, and turn toward the future wiser, kinder, more resilient and ready to take on whatever 2021 has in store. Here is a look back at all that we experienced together in 2020.   JANUARY Introduced legislation to win unemployment insurance for parent and […]

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URGENT for UDW Members: Sign Updated Card to Stay a Member

URGENT for UDW Members: Sign Updated Card to Stay a Member

IMPORTANT! In order to remain a UDW member and have dues payments automatically deducted, you must reauthorize your membership here. Last month, the federal government announced the official rule change aimed at prohibiting home care providers like us from automatically deducting union dues and health care payments from our own paychecks. This new rule could go into effect as early as July 5. Read more about the rule change here. The form on www.MyUDW.org contains updated language that will allow you to continue having these payments deducted from your paycheck. We are also working hard to find a solution to help you […]

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California Caregivers Denounce Trump Administration Attack on Home Care Workers

California Caregivers Denounce Trump Administration Attack on Home Care Workers

For Immediate Release May 2, 2019 Contact Margitte Kristjansson: 619-548-4304 Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a rule change that prohibits consumer-directed home care workers from making any automatic deductions—including union dues and health care premiums—from their Medicaid-funded paychecks. The move is the latest in a series of federal level attacks against public sector unions, including the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Harris v. Quinn and Janus v. AFSCME, which aim to defund unions and silence workers’ voices. The new rule, which CMS announced will go into effect on or around July 5 of this year, jeopardizes a caregiver’s ability to access union benefits such as life insurance, auto […]

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Share-of-Cost: When your client pays for IHSS partially out-of-pocket

Share-of-Cost: When your client pays for IHSS partially out-of-pocket

Most IHSS recipients receive their home care as part of their Medi-Cal benefits. Some people’s income is too high for them to qualify for full coverage of their hours, so they agree to pay a certain amount each month toward their Medi-Cal expenses before Medi-Cal will pay. That amount is called Share-of-Cost (SOC). The SOC may be paid to the IHSS provider, a pharmacy, doctor’s office, or when purchasing other medically necessary goods or services. How it works Your client receives an “Explanation of Share-of-Cost” letter the California Department of Social Services that tells them how much SOC they need […]

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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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