District 5

Kern, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara Counties

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PRESS RELEASE: Trump Administration’s anti-labor agenda threatens home care for millions of Americans

PRESS RELEASE: Trump Administration’s anti-labor agenda threatens home care for millions of Americans

New rule could endanger low-income seniors and people with disabilities and the caregivers they rely on For Immediate Release | July 12, 2018 | Contact Margitte Kristjansson: 619-548-4304. Yesterday the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule change that would prohibit unionized home care workers from paying their union dues directly from their own paychecks. The rule change is based on an incorrect characterization of how dues are collected from in-home care providers who work for programs that are partially-funded by Medicaid, and the 30-day comment period allotted for this proposed rule means that the Trump Administration […]

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Governor Brown signs budget that protects our privacy and the future of long-term care

Governor Brown signs budget that protects our privacy and the future of long-term care

This year UDW caregivers have been hard at work in Sacramento to protect our privacy in the implementation of EVV, and get funding for research that will help California better understand how to fix our long-term care system. On June 27, we were victorious! California Governor Jerry Brown signed a 2018-2019 budget that not only protects our privacy, but also includes significant funding for long-term care research and data collection. Since we launched the Care Agenda last year, UDW has successfully brought the long-term care crisis into sharper focus for state officials. We have educated them on how the low […]

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Supreme Court abandons workers—time to fight back!

Supreme Court abandons workers—time to fight back!

UDW Executive Director Doug Moore responds to U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME With its decision in Janus vs. AFSCME, the Supreme Court has created a serious challenge to working people and shown itself to be now firmly in the hands of wealthy corporations. As low-income workers who depend on the ability to join together in a union, we recognize any attempts to eliminate unions is an attempt to eliminate our power to protect ourselves and the clients we care for—and we will not take it laying down. As you may have read earlier, the Janus case is funded and supported by anti-worker […]

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The latest on paid sick leave for IHSS providers

The latest on paid sick leave for IHSS providers

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF UPCOMING WEBINARS ON PAID SICK LEAVE. In 2016, UDW caregivers helped secure a historic minimum wage increase for California workers. After years of telling our stories, rallying and marching with fellow underpaid workers, we urged the state legislature and the governor to agree on a plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. In addition to raising wages, the law also guarantees paid sick days for workers – including IHSS providers. Under the new law, existing providers (those that began working for an IHSS recipient prior July 1, 2018) will […]

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Protecting IHSS and our loved ones in 2019

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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