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Introducing Cal MediConnecToons

Introducing Cal MediConnecToons

The Cal MediConnecToons are a series of animated videos that cover Cal MediConnect for beneficiaries, their families, providers, and other stakeholders. These videos describe the program, enrollment process and choices available under the CCI, continuity of care, and beneficiary rights. Cal MediConnecToons are available in English, English with closed captioning, Spanish, and Spanish with closed captioning.

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California caregivers honored for National Family Caregiver Month

California caregivers honored for National Family Caregiver Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2014 California caregivers honored for National Family Caregiver Month New video series thanks caregivers and shares the stories of homecare providers Caregivers belong to one of the fastest growing occupations in America. Every day they provide skilled care to the millions of Americans who require in-home support: seniors, children and adults with disabilities, and people who are injured or ill. Caregiving is vital. And yet 34 million caregivers in America are unpaid, and those who are paid make poverty-level wages for the work they do. This year, United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME Local 3930) is recognizing caregivers with an […]

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New to IHSS? Caregivers can get help through our union, UDW

New to IHSS? Caregivers can get help through our union, UDW

UDW is made up of over 66,000 IHSS caregivers throughout the state of California. Becoming a member of UDW means having access to benefits and discounts like free caregiver trainings, help with payroll and social worker issues, low-cost dental insurance, and help getting your client more hours. Together as union members we fight to protect IHSS and make homecare better. Sign up to become a member today here.

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Unions Make A Difference

Unions Make A Difference

AFSCME Convention, July 15, 2014 In a rousing keynote address at AFSCME’s 41st International Convention in Chicago, Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes told the assembled delegates that unions do make a difference:”Yes, we have endured bumps and bruises along the way, and no doubt there will be more to endure tomorrow, but we all still stand in a better place right now!… The countless families of public service workers are not the only beneficiaries of our work. Our efforts have paved the way for an immeasurable number of non-AFSCME and even non-Union American working-class families, so they too can find a way […]

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Caregivers defeat attempt to limit hours to 40 per week and ban overtime

Caregivers defeat attempt to limit hours to 40 per week and ban overtime

To watch in Spanish click here | for Vietnamese click here See our 2014 Budget FAQ for frequently asked questions about this budget. Budget FAQ (in pdf):  English  |  Spanish  |  Vietnamese On June 15, the Legislature voted to protect continuity of care for our clients and fund overtime pay for IHSS caregivers for the first time in history. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 855 into law, which outlines the rules around pay for overtime, travel time and medical accompaniment for IHSS caregivers. SB 855 will: Fund overtime pay for IHSS providers, not to exceed a weekly limit of 61 […]

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