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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

Contact: Kim Moore, 619-764-8551 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 […]

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Caring for California, part 4: United for a better future

Caring for California, part 4: United for a better future

May is Labor History Month, and this year we are celebrating the contributions of organized caregivers to build and protect a quality homecare program in California. This is the final post in a four-part series. Read the full Caring for California series: Part 1  |  Part 2  |  Part 3  |  Part 4 Part 4: United for a Better Future Despite IHSS’ unparalleled success as a safety net for Californians, there has been aggressive backlash from both county and state politicians against funding homecare in California. But in the face of attempts to divide us, we have fought side-by-side with our […]

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Governor Brown’s budget revision will hurt IHSS recipients and providers

Governor Brown's budget revision will hurt IHSS recipients and providers

Here’s footage from a news story on Governor Brown’s budget revision from May 13, 2014 featuring UDW caregivers.

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