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Home caregivers deserve overtime pay – and dignity

Home caregivers deserve overtime pay – and dignity

By Roxanne Bender, IHSS caregiver – The Sacramento Bee There are 400,000 reasons for Gov. Jerry Brown to make home caregivers eligible for overtime pay – the workers across California being denied basic rights. His administration’s recent decision to deny overtime pay to In-Home Supportive Services caregivers is in direct contrast with the spirit of a law that our Legislature approved and he signed. It is an affront to workers like me. Money has been so tight that I’ve had to make a decision no mother wants to face. My son, Jacob, did not get any Christmas or birthday presents this […]

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Domestic Workers Gather Outside Capitol Demanding Implementation of Overtime Pay

Domestic Workers Gather Outside Capitol Demanding Implementation of Overtime Pay

By Kaitlin Lewis, KFBK News California’s domestic workers gathered outside of the Capitol this morning demanding that Governor Jerry Brown follow through on a promise he made them. The rally is part of a month-long campaign to bring attention to the delayed implementation of overtime pay included in the 2014-15 state budget. Doug Moore with the United Domestic Workers calls the move by Brown outrageous. “The money is in the budget, it’s been allocated, it’s approved, we think the governor should move forward and pay it irregardless of what the court injection says,” Moore said. Earlier this year, a federal judge […]

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Questions about the new timesheets? We’re here to help.

Questions about the new timesheets? We’re here to help.

Earlier this month the state announced that it would halt the implementation of overtime pay and other wage protections for IHSS workers. We strongly oppose this decision and are fighting back to keep our hard-won rights and ensure justice for IHSS homecare providers and our clients and loved ones. We’ve launched a statewide petition urging Governor Brown to move forward with overtime pay for IHSS workers, and will soon be holding actions across the state. There is nothing in the federal ruling that prohibits the governor from paying IHSS providers for overtime, and – importantly – the funding for overtime […]

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2014 Legislative victories: Winning for the future of homecare in California!

2014 Legislative victories: Winning for the future of homecare in California!

The 2014 legislative year saw historic victories for homecare, despite some serious challenges. After months of fighting for equality and justice for caregivers and our clients and loved ones, we are incredibly proud of what we achieved together. Our successes in 2014 will create an even stronger foundation for the future of homecare! Our wins included: For the first time in history we won paid overtime for IHSS providers. We also stopped the Governor’s proposed restriction to overtime hours, so that all IHSS providers can enjoy this benefit. We continue to fight to ensure that IHSS clients with waivers and other special […]

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Over 4,000 converge on Capitol to urge Governor Brown to reverse crisis-era cuts & drop hours cap proposal

Over 4,000 converge on Capitol to urge Governor Brown to reverse crisis-era cuts &  drop hours cap proposal

  Caregivers, Seniors and People with Disabilities Occupy Capitol Building in Massive Day of Action   SACRAMENTO, CA –  In a day of action that coincided with the final days of budget talks in the Capitol, more than 4,000 home care providers and the seniors and people with disabilities for whom they provide care rallied outside the Capitol and more than 1,000 occupied the rotunda, demanding that Governor Brown rescind his proposed budget cuts to In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). “We’ve come together in unprecedented numbers because the health and well-being of California’s seniors and people with disabilities demands urgent action,” […]

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