Posts Tagged IHSS Cuts

Tell Governor Brown: Don’t cap hours for IHSS caregivers

Tell Governor Brown: Don’t cap hours for IHSS caregivers

Last year, the Obama Administration issued a new rule that helps bridge the gap of inequality for low-wage in-home caregivers by giving them the same overtime protections as other workers and ensure the continued delivery of quality care. The Brown Administration here in California is undermining this effort by proposing a drastic cut in hours for tens of thousands of caregivers through the state’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program – cuts that will place workers deeper in poverty and jeopardize the continuity of care seniors and people with disabilities rely on to live safely at home. Sign on, and we’ll add […]

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Billionaire-backed Harris vs. Quinn hurts homecare

Billionaire-backed Harris vs. Quinn hurts homecare

By Jose Cartagena, caregiver, San Diego County The billionaires behind the court case Harris vs. Quinn hope it will weaken unions, but there is much more at stake if they succeed in taking away our rights. What some people don’t seem to realize is that this will hurt us—caregivers and clients like me and my mom—the most. Diminishing the collective voice of homecare workers hurts our ability to stand up for our loved ones. I take care of my 80-year-old mother who is a breast cancer survivor. Before getting active in our union, I felt like I was on my […]

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Caring for California, part 3: Dignity and independence under attack

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 third post in a four-part series. Read the full Caring for California series: Part 1  |  Part 2  | Part 3  |  Part 4 Part 3: Dignity and Independence Under Attack By the early 2000s, collective bargaining had been secured for all homecare workers in California, and the creation of the public authorities in each county, which established an ‘employer of record’ for caregivers, had made great strides toward stabilizing the IHSS program. […]

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Latest threat to homecare hurts all of us

Latest threat to homecare hurts all of us

By Vibiana Saavedra, caregiver, Santa Barbara County Right now, California caregivers and our families are facing uncertain times: from cuts to IHSS, to a potential 40-hour-per-week limit on provider hours. We are fighting back together to preserve care for IHSS clients like my daughter Malinda. And now comes the latest blow, a national court case called Harris vs. Quinn, which threatens quality care and the IHSS program as we know it. In an attempt to weaken the collective voice of working people, anti-worker billionaires have pushed Harris vs. Quinn all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. This case isn’t […]

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Caregivers speak out in wake of Governor’s updated IHSS budget

Caregivers speak out in wake of Governor’s updated IHSS budget

Minutes after Governor Brown released his updated budget plan on Tuesday, caregivers, seniors, and people with disabilities spoke out at the State Capitol to send the Governor a message about his proposed cuts to IHSS. “We’re here to tell legislators that with a budget surplus of billions of dollars, California must invest in the care of people with disabilities and our seniors,” said UDW Executive Director Doug Moore. The latest version of the 2014-15 budget proposal continues a 7% cut to IHSS hours and caps provider hours to just 40 per week; both unchanged since the Governor’s budget plans were […]

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