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

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El Dorado homecare client Chantal Morris stands up for IHSS

El Dorado homecare client Chantal Morris stands up for IHSS

In-Home Supportive Services client Chantal Morris spoke with KTHO 590 AM Tahoe about the stalled negotiations in El Dorado County. IHSS saved Chantal’s life and she wants to make sure that the program is fully funded so that clients like her can receive the care that they need in their homes. To listen to the full interview, click here.

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Homecare and child care providers rally together to urge lawmakers to expand quality child care

June 4, 2015 Hundreds of homecare workers rallied and marched with child care providers on Wednesday at the State Capitol to urge lawmakers to pass SB 548 – The Raising Child Care Quality and Accessibility Act. The act would expand access to child care, provide training, authorize a study on how to best support parents, and extend collective bargaining rights to child care providers. The rally began on the steps of the Capitol building with labor and civil rights activist Delores Huerta urging lawmakers to act now, and support California’s children and child care workers. “Governor Jerry Brown, the children […]

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My son is the spark that flames my passion for fair wages and benefits

My son is the spark that flames my passion for fair wages and benefits

By Roxanne Bender Right now, IHSS providers in El Dorado County are standing together to demand a contract that honors the value of our work. We are paid minimum wage – $9 per hour – and haven’t had a raise in six years. My name is Roxanne Bender, and I am a homecare provider in El Dorado County. My full-time job is taking care of my son, Jacob, who is 38-years-old and dependent on me for all of his needs. From feeding him, to bathing him, to transporting him – I am there for him no matter what. In our […]

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Make the most of your low-cost dental benefits

Make the most of your low-cost dental benefits

Did you know that UDW members have access to a low-cost dental plan through Dental Health Services? Learn how to make the most of your dental benefits by reading the articles below! Are you having trouble navigating your dental benefits, or need help disputing a charge from a dental provider? Contact our insurance broker Glenn Walker of Goldman & Walker at 1-800-883-0902. Haven’t signed up to be a UDW member yet and want access to dental care for as low as $18/month? Sign up to be a member now.

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IHSS providers to lawmakers: End the 7% cut, and restore homecare now

IHSS providers to lawmakers: End the 7% cut, and restore homecare now

May 14, 2015 On May 14, Governor Jerry Brown released a revised version of his proposed 2015-16 state budget. Like his January proposal, the budget outlines a way to end to the 7% cut to IHSS hours starting on July 1, 2015, but our work is far from done. Lawmakers still need to pass a budget that restores the hours, and we will also be working to make sure this restoration is permanent. With the state’s multibillion dollar surplus, we have the ability to end this cut that has hurt California’s elderly, the sick, and children and adults with disabilities […]

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