Posts Tagged IHSS Cuts

Treating all work with dignity this Labor Day

Treating all work with dignity this Labor Day

It’s Labor Day weekend. For many Americans that means a three-day weekend to eat barbecue and enjoy the last days of summer with loved ones, but Labor Day represents a lot more. As we go All In for Care at the bargaining table to win better pay and benefits for caregivers, we should keep in mind the history of the holiday. Labor Day was created by union members in the late 1800s to recognize the contributions workers have made to building our country, and making it prosperous. Home care workers and other domestic workers have cared for our nation’s seniors […]

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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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Victory! State budget stops cuts to IHSS for three more years

Victory! State budget stops cuts to IHSS for three more years

Update: On June 27, 2016, Governor Brown signed the state budget into law. The restoration of the 7% cut to IHSS recipients’ hours of care has been extended three more years, and SSI/SSP grants will receive a one-time 2.76% increase effective January 1, 2017. Click here to read more. Yesterday, the state legislature passed the 2016-17 budget, which fully funds IHSS, and also increases SSI/SSP, a state and federally funded program on which many home care recipients rely. Our victories are a direct result of UDW members’ fight to protect home care for seniors and people with disabilities. What’s in […]

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Legislature and the governor scored on their support for IHSS in 2015

Legislature and the governor scored on their support for IHSS in 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 8, 2015 Sacramento – Today, UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 released its 2015 Legislative Scorecard. The scorecard ranks California state legislators and Governor Brown based on their support for policies that would help the nearly 90,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers represented by UDW and nearly 110,000 homecare recipients. This year, 69 legislators voted with UDW 100 percent of the time. After vetoing three of five UDW priority bills that would have led to improvements in the lives of hundreds of thousands of IHSS recipients and caregivers, as well as family child care providers, parents, and children – […]

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What homecare providers need most

What homecare providers need most

This November we asked UDW members to complete a survey for a chance to win a $200 grocery store gift card (check out winner Maria Villa’s story here). Here’s what you had to say: “I care for my twin sister and she never seems to get enough hours to cover all of the help she needs from me. It would also be nice if she received IHSS hours for the time spent helping her with paperwork and phone calls.” – Shirley in San Diego County “The hours I work cover less than the care my client needs. I sometimes work […]

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