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IHSS providers to lawmakers: End the 7% cut, and restore homecare now

IHSS providers to lawmakers: End the 7% cut, and restore homecare now

May 14, 2015 On May 14, Governor Jerry Brown released a revised version of his proposed 2015-16 state budget. Like his January proposal, the budget outlines a way to end to the 7% cut to IHSS hours starting on July 1, 2015, but our work is far from done. Lawmakers still need to pass a budget that restores the hours, and we will also be working to make sure this restoration is permanent. With the state’s multibillion dollar surplus, we have the ability to end this cut that has hurt California’s elderly, the sick, and children and adults with disabilities […]

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IHSS providers to lawmakers – end the 7% cut that is hurting our clients

IHSS providers to lawmakers – end the 7% cut that is hurting our clients

Yesterday IHSS providers and clients converged at the State Capitol to tell legislators to end a recession-era 7% cut to IHSS hours of care that our clients desperately need. Together with UDW and other homecare workers from across the state, we saw to it that our voices were heard. James Payley is an IHSS provider for his brother Mark in Lincoln, CA. “I’ve written letters to lawmakers in the past, but felt it was important to speak with them face-to-face,” James explained. His sentiment was shared by Betsy Herrera and her mother, Margarita, from Modesto. Betsy is Margarita’s caregiver, and […]

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UDW homecare workers join the Fight for $15

UDW homecare workers join the Fight for $15

When Victoria Lara was younger, she was a fast food worker. Now, she’s a homecare provider in San Diego who works for three clients, making slightly more than she made at Jack in the Box. The Fight for $15, which began two and half years ago with a group of fast food employees, “really hits home for me. As a fast food worker you are overworked and underpaid,” Victoria explained. “Homecare workers face similar challenges.” Like fast food employees and other low-wage workers, caregivers oftentimes live paycheck-to-paycheck just to get by, and for too many of us the money we […]

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Combating caregiver stress? Members get free classes through CAIPTC

Combating caregiver stress? Members get free classes through CAIPTC

April 6, 2015 Homecare work is unlike any other job out there: it is tough, and the hours are long, but it can also be emotionally exhausting. We are caring for our loved ones, after all, and even if our clients are not family we grow to love them like they are our own flesh and blood. And, unlike with most other occupations, our work happens in the home. We often do not have easy access to other caregivers who get what it is like and understand what we are going through. It is all too easy to feel isolated […]

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UDW Opens Convention 30,000 Stronger

UDW Opens Convention 30,000 Stronger

Delegates Gather at 15th Constitutional Convention in Sacramento The Future of Homecare Starts Today! That was the slogan of UDW’s 15th Constitutional Convention, which took place March 20th and 21st in Sacramento. Every three years, IHSS providers and UDW members gather for our union’s convention—an event where elected delegates determine the next steps to protect our families and clients. This year, over 150 elected delegates and guests joined us in Sacramento. We kicked off the festivities with a Justice for Homecare Tribunal on the steps of the State Capitol, where we put the State of California on trial for its […]

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