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Protecting IHSS and our loved ones in 2018

Protecting IHSS and our loved ones in 2018

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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Low-income Californians will be hit hard by proposed American Health Care Act changes

Low-income Californians will be hit hard by proposed American Health Care Act changes

Barbara Anderson, The Fresno Bee, March 22 The federal health care plan being pushed by President Trump that would repeal the Affordable Care Act would have devastating effects financially to the medical safety net and on people’s health in the central San Joaquin Valley, said dozens who spoke at a state Assembly Health Care Committee hearing at Fresno City Hall on Wednesday. From a self-employed couple who got health care through Covered California (the state’s health care exchange) to mothers of severely handicapped adult children on Medi-Cal, people lined up at the three-hour hearing to express their concern over the […]

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March IHSS News You Can Use

March IHSS News You Can Use

Protect Our Care This year UDW caregivers have vowed to fight, protect, and win for our clients and each other. Congress is threatening to make cuts to our health care and home care while anti-home care groups like the Freedom Foundation are trying to weaken our union. But we will not back down, because we know we are stronger together. Click here to read UDW member Terry Walker-Dampier’s moving story about the importance of protecting our care. Join us on March 28th at 3 pm for a special telephone town hall to discuss these issues and more! RSVP today at […]

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Neighboring counties voice support for home care workers seeking raises

Neighboring counties voice support for home care workers seeking raises

By Brianna Calix, Merced Sun Star, September 18, 2016 Susana Saldana cares for her 29-year-old son, who for many years used a wheelchair and now requires a walker. He requires 24/7 attention, and finding a second job isn’t realistic. Saldana, 56, is one of many home care providers in Merced County who say they need better pay and, perhaps most importantly, medical benefits for the work they do caring for others. Saldana said she’s been appealing for years to the Merced County Board of Supervisors, but hasn’t made much progress. “As much as I’ve been coming, I would say practically […]

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Treating all work with dignity this Labor Day

Treating all work with dignity this Labor Day

It’s Labor Day weekend. For many Americans that means a three-day weekend to eat barbecue and enjoy the last days of summer with loved ones, but Labor Day represents a lot more. As we go All In for Care at the bargaining table to win better pay and benefits for caregivers, we should keep in mind the history of the holiday. Labor Day was created by union members in the late 1800s to recognize the contributions workers have made to building our country, and making it prosperous. Home care workers and other domestic workers have cared for our nation’s seniors […]

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