Freedom Foundation

Unions bring freedom to workers

Unions bring freedom to workers

Linda Rodriguez, The OC Register, October 18th 2017   An out-of-state organization called the Freedom Foundation is targeting workers in Orange County, including low-wage caregivers like me. They claim to help caregivers by educating us about our rights, but their true agenda is to gut unions and rollback basic worker protections. I have been caring for my 24-year-old daughter through the state’s In-Home Supportive Services program since 2011. My daughter is quadriplegic and lives with cerebral palsy and epilepsy. Thanks to IHSS I was able to quit my job — though I took a cut in pay — to give […]

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April IHSS News You Can Use

April IHSS News You Can Use

Help us win equal pay for IHSS providers Throughout the state many IHSS caregivers are earning minimum wage, while some of us make over $13/hour. That’s why in 2017 we’re fighting to win state-level collective bargaining for all IHSS providers in California. Help us win #Dignity4All – call 1-855-912-7804 today and urge your state lawmaker to support our proposal to move IHSS collective bargaining to the state-level. State audit of IHSS payroll system is out …and it confirms what we already knew: the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) could be doing a lot more to help providers avoid paycheck […]

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2016: What a year!

2016: What a year!

UDW caregivers started 2016 off with a bang. In fact, we made history. Overtime pay On February 1st, for the first time ever, eligible IHSS providers began receiving pay for the hours of overtime we work – a right we fought hard to secure throughout 2015. Throughout the year, we worked with the state to make sure overtime was a benefit for all providers. With our help, the state developed exemptions to the tough new IHSS overtime and workweek rules that helped prevent unfair disruptions in our clients’ care. Social Security and unemployment benefits for ALL caregivers In 2016, we […]

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Alert! Anti-home care Freedom Foundation is coming to California

Alert! Anti-home care Freedom Foundation is coming to California

The Freedom Foundation, an anti-union and anti-home care organization based in Washington state, has announced its expansion into California. While the group says its goal is to educate home care providers about their rights, it is really an organization funded by billionaires who want to destroy the unions protecting workers, IHSS, and our clients. In California, the Freedom Foundation is running television ads and encouraging home care providers to drop union membership. What they aren’t telling you is who is funding this effort, and what will happen to the IHSS program or our clients if our union goes away. Get […]

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