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The Atlantic: Is This the End of Public-Sector Unions in America?

The Atlantic: Is This the End of Public-Sector Unions in America?

Despite a crippling decision by the Supreme Court, unions say they have a plan forward. Alana Semuels | The Atlantic | June 27, 2018 The Supreme Court Wednesday dealt a huge blow to public-sector unions and the labor movement in general, ruling in Janus v. AFSCME that public employees do not have to pay fees to unions to cover the costs of collective bargaining. The court, split along partisan lines, overruled 41 years of precedent in deciding that requiring employees to pay fees violates their First Amendment rights. With the decision, public-sector employees around the nation will no longer have to pay fees or […]

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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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Slashing Medicaid will destroy lives like this one in Stanislaus County

Slashing Medicaid will destroy lives like this one in Stanislaus County

Elissa McBride, ModBee, August 3 Two weeks before the car accident that changed her life, 32-year-old Helena Cardona of Newman had been promoted to supervisor at her job as a fork-lift operator. She was a workaholic, often taking 12- or even 15-hour shifts. She loved to bowl and play softball. But when the driver of a truck ran a stop sign and hit her car, Elena’s spine was severed. She’s paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair with no hope of walking again. The workaholic can’t work. She can’t play softball. She struggles with tasks that used […]

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April IHSS News You Can Use

April IHSS News You Can Use

Help us win equal pay for IHSS providers Throughout the state many IHSS caregivers are earning minimum wage, while some of us make over $13/hour. That’s why in 2017 we’re fighting to win state-level collective bargaining for all IHSS providers in California. Help us win #Dignity4All – call 1-855-912-7804 today and urge your state lawmaker to support our proposal to move IHSS collective bargaining to the state-level. State audit of IHSS payroll system is out …and it confirms what we already knew: the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) could be doing a lot more to help providers avoid paycheck […]

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GOP delays vote on Obamacare replacement bill; local impacts come into sharper focus

GOP delays vote on Obamacare replacement bill; local impacts come into sharper focus

Ken Carlson, The Modesto Bee, March 23 As the nation waited Thursday for a House of Representatives vote on health care legislation, Astrid Zuniga joined about 60 demonstrators outside Congressman Jeff Denham’s office in Modesto. Zuniga’s family could get hurt in a number of ways by the Republican health plan that would replace the Affordable Care Act, phase out a Medicaid expansion and cap federal funding to states for Medicaid services. Zuniga’s 18-year-old son has autism and receives services from a regional center. She’s an in-home support services worker, and Medi-Cal pays for her husband’s hepatitis C medication, costing $600 […]

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