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Tell Governor Brown: Don’t cap hours for IHSS caregivers

Tell Governor Brown: Don’t cap hours for IHSS caregivers

Last year, the Obama Administration issued a new rule that helps bridge the gap of inequality for low-wage in-home caregivers by giving them the same overtime protections as other workers and ensure the continued delivery of quality care. The Brown Administration here in California is undermining this effort by proposing a drastic cut in hours for tens of thousands of caregivers through the state’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program – cuts that will place workers deeper in poverty and jeopardize the continuity of care seniors and people with disabilities rely on to live safely at home. Sign on, and we’ll add […]

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AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes inspires caregivers

AFSCME Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes inspires caregivers

In November 2013 AFSCME held its first-ever Homecare Conference in Burlington, VT, where our newest sisters and brothers of Vermont Homecare United were celebrating their recent unionization victory. UDW caregivers were there and this speech by former UDW President Laura Reyes inspired us to think about how we can use our talents to become leaders.

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Brown budget will force caregivers further into poverty

Brown budget will force caregivers further into poverty

Contrary to first appearances, Brown budget contains a stinging hit that will disrupt care and slash pay Post by UDW Homecare Providers Union. Sacramento, CA –  People with disabilities, seniors, and their caregivers joined together today to highlight the devastating consequences of a hidden cut to the In-Home Supportive Services program in the Brown Administration’s budget. “If Governor Brown is successful in denying caregivers overtime pay, it would devastate my family,” said Mary Burch, a provider from Modesto who takes care of her 40-year-old daughter with a developmental disability. “I would lose over 100 hours of pay each month—a 40% cut to my […]

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Youth caregivers: Students by day, nurses by night

Youth caregivers: Students by day, nurses by night

By ABC News, November 15, 2013 Chris Miller, 13, of West Palm Beach, Fla., is a free spirit always seeking the next thrill, but he also carries the weight of a responsibility that leaves him in constant fear. Chris is the primary caregiver to his grandmother Dixie Miller, 63. While his classmates are getting ready for school, Chris is busy getting his grandmother ready for the day. When the school day ends, he races home to care for Miller, whom he’s lived with for the last 10 years.

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Detroit matters

Detroit matters

We stand with Detroit workers, families, and retirees. Check out their powerful stories.

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