District 5

Kern, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara Counties

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Urgent: Cuts to IHSS

Urgent: Cuts to IHSS

Take action to save home care Right now members of Congress are trying to repeal the health care bill, putting IHSS in serious danger.  It would cut $400 million from IHSS — meaning less care for our clients and loved ones It would phase out health care coverage for one third of UDW caregivers It would repeal the Affordable Care Act and put caps on federal funding for Medicaid/IHSS, which will lead to future cuts to the program as a result of less federal funding We can’t let this happen! Call 1-866-584-5792 TODAY and tell your Congress member to vote NO […]

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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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State senator holds hearing in Bakersfield on ramifications of repealing ACA

State senator holds hearing in Bakersfield on ramifications of repealing ACA

By Bakersfieldnow staff, Bakersfieldnow, January 19th 2017 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — State Sen. Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina convened an informational hearing of the Senate Health Committee on Thursday in Bakersfield to show “what is at stake should the Republican Congress follow through with its repeal plans” of the Affordable Care Act, according to his office. The hearing took place in the board chambers in the County Administrative Center. Hernandez’s office says repealing the ACA would “strike a devastating blow” to the health care for millions of Californians, and the state would suffer the loss of more than 200,000 jobs. He, along […]

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California’s minimum wage increased to $10.50 an hour on January 1st

California’s minimum wage increased to $10.50 an hour on January 1st

As of the first of the year, the minimum wage in California has increased from $10 to $10.50 an hour. This increase is the first of many as the state’s minimum wage gradually goes up to $15 an hour. Read more here. UDW caregivers in 14 counties including Alpine, Butte, Kern, Madera, Merced, Mono, Nevada, Orange, Plumas, San Diego, Sierra, Stanislaus, Sutter, and Tuolumne counties will see an improvement in our IHSS pay as a result of the new, higher minimum wage. The minimum wage increase is no coincidence. UDW caregivers worked with other low wage workers to convince elected […]

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Caregivers to Governor Brown: We deserve security!

Caregivers to Governor Brown: We deserve security!

“It makes you feel like a second-class citizen,” said Claire Kaufman, an IHSS provider for her daughter, Katie, who lives with autism in El Dorado County. Claire was reacting to Governor Brown’s decision today to veto Assembly Bill 1930. Like nearly 86,000 other parent and spouse providers, Claire was hoping the governor would do the right thing and put providers on a path to securing Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment pay—basic safety net benefits that IHSS providers who care for their child or spouse are currently excluded from. This year our union UDW sponsored AB 1930, and caregivers shared our […]

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