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UDW Legislative Update: Winning dignity for home care workers and our clients

UDW is a union for home care providers by home care providers, which means we are committed to the issues that are important to caregivers and our clients and loved ones. Together, we are a strong voice for seniors, people with disabilities, home care providers, and working families at the Capitol. In 2016, in addition to permanently ending the 7% cut to our clients’ IHSS hours, we’re sponsoring legislation that would start our work to secure unemployment insurance, Medicare, and Social Security benefits for family providers. Here are the bills UDW is sponsoring, supporting, opposing, and watching in 2016: BILLS […]

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Caregivers demand equal Social Security and unemployment benefits, deliver petitions to Governor Brown

Caregivers demand equal Social Security and unemployment benefits, deliver petitions to Governor Brown

For Immediate Release Thursday, August 25, 2016 Contact: Margitte Kristjansson, 619-548-4304 California home care providers who care for their spouse or child are ineligible for Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment benefits. Sacramento – Today In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) home care workers met at the Capitol to deliver petitions to Governor Brown signed by over 3,500 Californians. The petitions call on the governor to sign Assembly Bill 1930, a bill sponsored by the United Domestic Workers/AFSCME Local 3930, and authored by Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R – Palmdale) with coauthors Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D – San Diego) and Senator Mike McGuire (D […]

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San Diego providers are fighting back against wage theft in the city

San Diego providers are fighting back against wage theft in the city

“Why should we be left out?” That’s the question San Diego caregiver Nicanora Montenegro asked the crowd of IHSS providers who gathered at the office of the city treasurer on Thursday morning. Nicanora works as her 47-year-old sister’s caregiver, and she is one of the estimated 10,000 IHSS providers in the city of San Diego who were left out when the city raised its minimum wage from $10 to $10.50 an hour. “They raised the wage to $10.50 and we’re left at $10 only – What do you call that? Wage theft,” Nicanora continued. Wage theft, or denying a worker […]

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IHSS providers in San Diego are being denied minimum wage

IHSS providers in San Diego are being denied minimum wage

In June, San Diego voters passed Proposition I, which increased the minimum wage for those working within the city limits to $10.50 an hour on July 1, 2016 However, IHSS providers working in the city of San Diego may have noticed that this increase was not reflected in our July paychecks. It’s the latest development in an on-going dispute over unfair treatment of caregivers and our clients. A few weeks ago, both the San Diego IHSS Public Authority and UDW sent the state letters demanding to know its plans in regards to the wage increase. Yesterday, we heard from the […]

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Caregivers Never Quit – A report from AFSCME’s 2016 convention

Caregivers Never Quit – A report from AFSCME’s 2016 convention

UDW caregivers stood alongside thousands of public service workers to declare we will NEVER QUIT at AFSCME’s 42nd International Convention last week in Las Vegas. “It truly was a learning experience,” said Susana Saldana, an IHSS provider for her son and first time convention delegate from Merced County. “I enjoyed meeting people from all over the country and learning best practices from fellow union members.” UDW is a California affiliate of the national union AFSCME, and including UDW’s over 94,000 home care providers, AFSCME represents 1.6 million workers around the country. AFSCME members are public servants who work as nurses, […]

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