District 6

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

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Brown budget will force caregivers further into poverty

Brown budget will force caregivers further into poverty

Contrary to first appearances, Brown budget contains a stinging hit that will disrupt care and slash pay Post by UDW Homecare Providers Union. Sacramento, CA –  People with disabilities, seniors, and their caregivers joined together today to highlight the devastating consequences of a hidden cut to the In-Home Supportive Services program in the Brown Administration’s budget. “If Governor Brown is successful in denying caregivers overtime pay, it would devastate my family,” said Mary Burch, a provider from Modesto who takes care of her 40-year-old daughter with a developmental disability. “I would lose over 100 hours of pay each month—a 40% cut to my […]

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Celebrating our victories of the past, present, and future

Celebrating our victories of the past, present, and future

A message from UDW Executive Director Doug Moore: This is a season that is all about reflection and gratitude for everything we have in our lives. We gather with loved ones and leave behind the old while welcoming in the new. As we look forward to 2014, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of our victories and successes from the last year: We won raises and better health benefits for homecare providers in several UDW counties. We opened new offices for caregivers in San Diego and Santa Maria, saving our members money and planting our roots firmly in […]

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Put people first! The campaign wages on

From the March of Pennies in Modesto to a San Diego People’s Board Meeting, we are taking action across the state to win improvements for IHSS caregivers and clients.  We have been at it for months, and we won’t give up until we get the respect we deserve. The county needs to hear from you! Call 1-888-204-UDWA from any UDW county to be connected to your County Supervisor. Here’s the deal — We are currently in contract negotiations in each UDW county and with Addus Healthcare in Riverside.  This is our opportunity to get decision-makers to fully invest in homecare and […]

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February 2013 issue of Placer Newsletter; "Caregiver's Connection"

Make sure to check out the Placer County Caregiver’s Connection This issue has great articles on stress with stories and ideas on how to manage caregiver burnout by William Reed, Sheri Wetterlind, Ann Sharpan, and Carolyn Haines. How do you relax?  Connecting with other care providers helps with not feeling isolated! The Caregiver’s Connection has a resource guide for homecare providers, and a UDW Event Calendar.   # # 3 # #  

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Misguided IHSS anti-fraud campaign targets elderly and disabled

A Report by UDW Homecare Providers Union April 2011 Also See: UDW Response Letter to CDSS Background In July 2009, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, joined by several county District Attorneys and staff from the Department of Social Services, held a press briefing in Sacramento. During the briefing, Gov. Schwarzenegger declared that there was a fraud epidemic in the In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program and that the rate of fraud in the program was 25 percent or more. Following the press briefing, the Sacramento Bee accused the governor of: “Spouting misleading rhetoric about waste and fraud”, while the San Jose Mercury-News […]

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