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The latest on paid sick leave for IHSS providers

The latest on paid sick leave for IHSS providers

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF UPCOMING WEBINARS ON PAID SICK LEAVE. In 2016, UDW caregivers helped secure a historic minimum wage increase for California workers. After years of telling our stories, rallying and marching with fellow underpaid workers, we urged the state legislature and the governor to agree on a plan to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. In addition to raising wages, the law also guarantees paid sick days for workers – including IHSS providers. Under the new law, existing providers (those that began working for an IHSS recipient prior July 1, 2018) will […]

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Protecting IHSS and our loved ones in 2019

UDW caregivers are strong advocates for our IHSS clients – seniors and people with disabilities. That’s why every year we sponsor and support legislation that will protect and improve the IHSS program as well as the quality of life for IHSS providers and our clients. We also support legislation that promotes social justice and improves the lives of working families in our communities.  

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UDW caregivers endorse Gavin Newsom for California Governor

UDW caregivers endorse Gavin Newsom for California Governor

Union of 100,000 in-home care workers makes choice after surveying candidates on long-term care policy and positions For Immediate Release March 8, 2018 Contact: Cherie Parker 619-806-4677   San Diego – United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME Local 3930), one of the largest local unions in the state, announced today that California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has received the union’s endorsement for California Governor. UDW’s Executive Board, made up of In-Home Supportive Service (IHSS) providers throughout the state, met with the candidates in February and surveyed their positions on the issues that matter most to caregivers and the seniors and people […]

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New Supreme Court case threatens workers’ rights-here’s what you need to know

New Supreme Court case threatens workers' rights-here's what you need to know

Oral arguments began today in Janus v. AFSCME, a U.S. Supreme Court case that threatens the ability of unions like ours to build our membership and protect our rights—and programs like IHSS. To weather whatever storms Janus may bring, we will need to stand together and be more united than ever before. Janus Quick Facts Janus is funded and supported by anti-worker groups like the Freedom Foundation and billionaires like the Koch Brothers If they win, Janus would drain resources from unions like ours by banning fair share fees and making it harder to fight for better wages and fight […]

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UDW members demand lawmakers protect our privacy from Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

On Tuesday, February 13, we joined IHSS providers from SEIU 2015 in a rally and lobby day at the California State Capitol. Together, we had a clear message for lawmakers: Protect the privacy and dignity of caregivers and our clients from Electronic Visit Verification (EVV). We wanted legislators to know that we have serious concerns like: How will it work? Will it invade my or my client’s private lives? How much will it cost? These are important questions about the federally-mandated implementation of EVV that have yet to be decided by the state. That’s why we were at the capitol—and […]

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