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We must choose sides: On protecting our communities against bigotry and hatred

We must choose sides: On protecting our communities against bigotry and hatred

by Doug Moore, UDW Executive Director “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.” – Desmond Tutu Over the weekend our country witnessed a turning point in the modern civil rights movement. On Saturday white supremacists, members of the KKK, neo-Nazis, and other hate groups held a rally in Charlottesville, VA—and when anti-racist counter-protesters confronted them, the white supremacists killed at least one person and injured 19 others. The slain was Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old white woman and paralegal who friends say always stood up for what she believed in. But Heyer’s […]

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UDW Statement on Senate Failing to pass “Skinny Repeal” of the Affordable Care Act

UDW Statement on Senate Failing to pass “Skinny Repeal” of the Affordable Care Act

UDW Statement on Senate Failing to pass “Skinny Repeal” of the Affordable Care Act California caregivers remain vigilant and will continue efforts to protect Medicaid for seniors and people with disabilities Over the last several months, UDW caregivers have campaigned against health care repeal attempts that would result in millions of Americans losing coverage and make deep cuts to Medicaid. We are relieved that the Senate’s attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act has failed, and we thank Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris for doing the right thing for Californians. “UDW is committed to the simple idea that we […]

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Gov. Brown signs budget that helps home care workers fight for better wages

Gov. Brown signs budget that helps home care workers fight for better wages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 29, 2017 Gov. Brown signs budget that helps home care workers fight for better wages United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME Local 3930—made up of nearly 100,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) home care workers—responds to the 2017-18 state budget California’s 2017-18 budget, signed into law by Governor Brown on June 27, contains good news for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) home care providers – but there is still more to be done to ensure equal pay for equal work for these essential, yet often underpaid, workers. IHSS caregivers make it possible for seniors and people with disabilities […]

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A miscarriage of justice: Philando Castile’s killer found not guilty

By Doug Moore, UDW Executive Director Last July, millions watched Diamond Reynolds’ livestream on Facebook in the immediate aftermath of a terrible scene: a Minnesota police officer had pulled Reynold’s boyfriend over and shot him, with her 4-year-old daughter still in the car. “Stay with me,” Reynolds urged her boyfriend on the video, as she politely followed the officer’s orders. Philando Castile, a black man in his early 30s, had not committed a crime or traffic violation. He informed the officer that he had a gun on him and was licensed to carry, and that he was reaching for his […]

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May 2017 IHSS News

May 2017 IHSS News

Urgent: IHSS still at risk Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act and cut Medicaid and IHSS by $400 million. And President Trump’s budget proposal includes hundreds of millions of dollars in additional cuts to Medicaid/IHSS. Call President Trump at 1-855-912-7804 TODAY and tell him: Don’t cut Medicaid. Electronic timesheets for IHSS The state has delayed the roll out of electronic timesheets for IHSS, which is currently a pilot program in Riverside, Sacramento, and Yolo Counties. We will continue to keep you posted about the electronic timesheet system as it is launched […]

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