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Governor Brown and the Legislature scored on their support for in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities in 2016

Governor Brown and the Legislature scored on their support for in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities in 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2016 Sacramento – The 2016 UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 (UDW) Legislative Scorecard is now available. This year, state legislators and Governor Brown were scored on their support for policies that impact the nearly 98,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregivers represented by UDW and the estimated 118,000 home care recipients who receive their care. This year’s scorecard also includes the overall career scores of the legislature and the governor dating back to 2009, when UDW began publishing legislative scorecards. “This year, your votes supported policies that will keep people with disabilities safer in our communities, provide a […]

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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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Caregivers denied path to Social Security and unemployment benefits

Caregivers denied path to Social Security and unemployment benefits

For Immediate Release September 30, 2016 Contact: Margitte Kristjansson, 619-548-4304 The governor’s veto of Assembly Bill 1930 leaves thousands of caregivers without vital safety benefits. Sacramento – Today Governor Brown vetoed UDW sponsored Assembly Bill 1930 despite widespread public support and unanimous passage by both the Assembly and the Senate. AB 1930 was the first step for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers who care for their spouse or children to secure Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment benefits. If passed, it would have established the IHSS Family Caregiver Benefits Advisory Committee to study the financial impact exclusion from these benefits has […]

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Governor Brown signs bill to keep people with disabilities safer in our communities

Governor Brown signs bill to keep people with disabilities safer in our communities

For Immediate Release September 23, 2016 Contact: Margitte Kristjansson, 619-548-4304 Senate Bill 1330 updates law enforcement’s “Be On the Lookout” bulletin to include people with developmental disabilities Sacramento – Today Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 1330 into law. The bill, which was sponsored by the United Domestic Workers/AFSCME Local 3930 (UDW) and authored by Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton), updates the “Be On the Lookout” bulletin to include individuals who are cognitively impaired or developmentally disabled. The “Be On the Lookout” alert is a tool used by California law enforcement to quickly search for and locate a missing person who is […]

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State budget fully funds in-home care for three more years

State budget fully funds in-home care for three more years

Statement by UDW Executive Director Doug Moore in response to the 2016-17 California state budget: Today we celebrate another hard-won victory for California home care providers and recipients. The state budget, signed into law by Governor Brown yesterday, is a testament to the work of the UDW caregivers who have advocated for years to protect the home care program in California. These providers have worked tirelessly to demand dignity for their profession, and respect for the seniors and people with disabilities who rely on their care. The budget fully funds the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program for the next three […]

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