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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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Locals rally against healthcare bill ahead of expected vote

Locals rally against healthcare bill ahead of expected vote

Dorothy Mills Greg, Bakersfield.com, March 23 On the eve of the House’s long-awaited, nail-biter vote to undo and replace Obamacare, 20 Kern County residents rallied in front of Congressman David Valadao’s Bakersfield office Thursday evening urging people to call on their representatives to vote against it. The House was scheduled to vote on the controversial American Health Care Act on Thursday, the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act passing, but then leaders punted it to Friday so legislation supporters could lock in the needed votes. “I think it’s a joke,” Julie Otero, 53, said of the bill, “because where’s […]

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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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Protesters march in support of health care and immigration

Protesters march in support of health care and immigration

By Sonia Lemus and Becca Romo, The Runner, February 24, 2017 Over 150 protesters met behind the Miyoshi Restaurant on Town and Country Lane on Wednesday, Feb. 23 to walk to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s home. The protesters wanted McCarthy to attend Town Hall meetings to support the Affordable Care Act and provide protection for the immigrant community. “We are asking Congressman McCarthy to show courage,” said  Francisco Martinez, a member of Faith in the Valley Service Employees International Union. The protesters walked through the Edgewater apartments area and held a quick program where community leaders and residents were […]

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy locks the door on California Medicare activists

Rep. Kevin McCarthy locks the door on California Medicare activists

By Vergil Lewis, People’s World, January 30, 2017 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Nearly 1,000 people from all over the state of California descended on the Bakersfield office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Friday to demand that he drop plans to privatize Medicare and Medicaid and instead “protect, improve, and expand” these programs that are so vital to people in his district and across the country. The rally, called and organized by the California Alliance of Retired Americans (CARA), the California Labor Federation, and Campaign for a Healthy California, brought in busloads of a very diverse crowd, including unionists, senior activists, […]

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