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Soon you’ll be able to fill out your IHSS timesheet online

Soon you’ll be able to fill out your IHSS timesheet online

The state recently announced its plan to offer an option for providers to submit timesheets electronically instead of using the current paper system. Electronic timesheets could help alleviate the stress, headaches, and hardships that come when IHSS providers are forced to wait for late paychecks. A new system could ensure we are paid correctly and on time. In this proposal, providers would be able to access and submit timesheets using a computer, tablet, or smartphone. The state plans to first conduct a pilot to test the new electronic system in one or two counties beginning in May 2017. If this […]

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UDW Match connects home care providers with those in need of care

UDW Match connects home care providers with those in need of care

My name is Maria Cota, and I’ve been an IHSS caregiver since 1993. In 2013, I had a stroke and the recovery made it difficult for me to keep working as a home care provider. Once I was back on my feet and ready to get back to work, the UDW Match program helped me find a new home care client. Now, I’m working again and I don’t have to worry about how I will pay my bills and support myself. UDW Match is one of our members-only benefits. It is a totally free home care referral service that connects […]

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Caregivers to Governor Brown: We deserve security!

Caregivers to Governor Brown: We deserve security!

“It makes you feel like a second-class citizen,” said Claire Kaufman, an IHSS provider for her daughter, Katie, who lives with autism in El Dorado County. Claire was reacting to Governor Brown’s decision today to veto Assembly Bill 1930. Like nearly 86,000 other parent and spouse providers, Claire was hoping the governor would do the right thing and put providers on a path to securing Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment pay—basic safety net benefits that IHSS providers who care for their child or spouse are currently excluded from. This year our union UDW sponsored AB 1930, and caregivers shared our […]

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Take action to win better wages for IHSS providers

Take action to win better wages for IHSS providers

UDW caregivers are working hard to win better wages and benefits for IHSS providers around the state, because our families need and deserve more. Not to mention, our work is worth more than low pay or minimum wage. We do work that is priceless to our clients and cost saving to our communities, so we’re fighting for a living wage together. Going All In for Care means we are fighting for better pay and benefits for IHSS providers. In San Diego, Riverside, and Orange counties we’re working together to negotiate an IHSS contract that will improve the lives of providers and our […]

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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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