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Butte, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sierra, and Sutter

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California Caregivers Denounce Trump Administration Attack on Home Care Workers

California Caregivers Denounce Trump Administration Attack on Home Care Workers

For Immediate Release May 2, 2019 Contact Margitte Kristjansson: 619-548-4304 Today the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a rule change that prohibits consumer-directed home care workers from making any automatic deductions—including union dues and health care premiums—from their Medicaid-funded paychecks. The move is the latest in a series of federal level attacks against public sector unions, including the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Harris v. Quinn and Janus v. AFSCME, which aim to defund unions and silence workers’ voices. The new rule, which CMS announced will go into effect on or around July 5 of this year, jeopardizes a caregiver’s ability to access union benefits such as life insurance, auto […]

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UDW members working to ensure safer interactions between police and people with disabilities

UDW members working to ensure safer interactions between police and people with disabilities

A few years ago, William Reed, a caregiver and UDW District 6 Vice President, stopped by the local H & R Block office to pick up his taxes. His son, William Jr., an adult with autism, was in the back seat and didn’t want to get out of the car. “OK,” William thought, “I’ll run in to get the taxes and run out.” But when William came out, his son was gone. William panicked and did what he instinctively does whenever his son disappears from his sight: listen for sirens. William and his wife have spent the decades since their […]

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After the fire: UDW caregivers step up to help those in need

After the fire: UDW caregivers step up to help those in need

On the morning of November 8, Kesha and Vincent Haynie were leaving their home in Magalia to start their regular commute into Chico where Vince cares for an elderly man and Kesha—a caregiver herself—works as a UDW staff member. They noticed plumes of smoke and heard a loud, ominous, “BOOM.” “It must have been a propane tank,” Vince said. “They were going off like firecrackers.” On the road to town they saw the actual flames. They called Kesha’s mom, who was still at their house with their dog, and told her to leave the area and head to Chico immediately. […]

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Butte County IHSS Providers Affected by Camp Fire: Info on timesheets, paychecks, and additional resources

Butte County IHSS Providers Affected by Camp Fire: Info on timesheets, paychecks, and additional resources

UDW has been in contact with the state and county officials to answer your questions about timesheets and paychecks during this time. Please don’t hesitate to call our Chico office at 530-894-2702 or our statewide member benefits center at 1-800-621-5016 with additional questions. We’re here to help. Information for IHSS Providers Paychecks: IHSS timesheet processing facility in Chico was only closed Friday due to fire. It was closed yesterday due to holiday. Today (11/13) and tomorrow (11/14) it is processing every timesheet received by post office since Thursday (11/8). This may result in a small delay in paychecks being issued […]

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URGENT for UDW Members: Sign Updated Card to Stay a Member

URGENT for UDW Members: Sign Updated Card to Stay a Member

IMPORTANT! In order to remain a UDW member and have dues payments automatically deducted, you must reauthorize your membership here. A new proposed rule by the federal government would prohibit union dues and other payments like health insurance premiums from being deducted automatically out of IHSS paychecks. This rule is almost certain to be made final in the coming weeks. The form on www.MyUDW.org contains updated language that will allow you to continue having these payments deducted from your paycheck. We are also working hard to find a solution to help you continue automatic deductions for your health care payments. Even […]

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