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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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Child Care Workers and Parents Secure Landmark Budget Investment in Early Learning for California Kids, Support for Working Parents

Child Care Workers and Parents Secure Landmark Budget Investment in Early Learning for California Kids,  Support for Working Parents

For Immediate Release  June 27, 2016 Contact: Mike Roth, 916.444.7170 Sacramento, CA – The Raising California Together Coalition released the following statement from Co-Chairs Tonia McMillian, family child care provider, and Clarissa Doutherd, a parent and ‎Executive Director at Parent Voices Oakland, on the budget agreement signed into law today that will invest $527 million in early learning and care for children and support for working parents in the state’s lowest-paying jobs: “California took a huge leap forward for our kids today with the repeal of the Maximum Family Grant rule and investments in early learning that will pay dividends for generations. California’s early educators, parents and […]

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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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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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