Posts Tagged Living Wage

Take action to win better wages for IHSS providers

Take action to win better wages for IHSS providers

UDW caregivers are working hard to win better wages and benefits for IHSS providers around the state, because our families need and deserve more. Not to mention, our work is worth more than low pay or minimum wage. We do work that is priceless to our clients and cost saving to our communities, so we’re fighting for a living wage together. Going All In for Care means we are fighting for better pay and benefits for IHSS providers. In San Diego, Riverside, and Orange counties we’re working together to negotiate an IHSS contract that will improve the lives of providers and our […]

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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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AFSCME statement on DOL announcement re: Overtime protections for home care workers

AFSCME statement on DOL announcement re: Overtime protections for home care workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2014 Contact: Erick Sanchez, 202-429-5074 AFSCME supports the administration’s continuing commitment to implementation of overtime protections for home care workers as scheduled. WASHINGTON, DC –AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement in response to the Department of Labor’s announcement concerning the implementation of the overtime rule for home care workers: “We support the administration’s continuing commitment to implementation of overtime protections for home care workers as scheduled. Home care workers finally will be afforded the same overtime protections as the rest of the U.S. workforce beginning Jan 1, 2015. “Home care workers, many of whom are […]

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Homecare keeps us together

Homecare keeps us together

By Jamie Shamblin, caregiver from Riverside County When my daughter Emma was born premature, the doctors gave her 30 days to live. She is Deaf and legally blind, has a seizure disorder, Cerebral Palsy, and—we suspect— Sjögren’s Syndrome. She has been fed from a tube since the day she was born. But today, 12 years after the doctors gave her a month to live, Emma is alive and well. My daughter has survived and even thrived through love and caring in the home. Despite her many para-medical needs and constant supervision, we have been able to provide her with a […]

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Caregivers and homecare clients send valentines to the governor

Caregivers and homecare clients send valentines to the governor

On a day that is about showing care for one another, San Diego homecare providers and clients gathered to make valentines for Governor Jerry Brown. Our message? We are the “Heart of Homecare” and Governor Brown’s proposed budget will hurt the families, seniors, and people with disabilities who depend on the state’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. Just a few months ago, a federal decision finally included in-home caregivers in the basic overtime protections that all other workers enjoy. This ruling, part of the Fair Labor Standards Act, will take effect on January 1, 2015. But instead of embracing equal pay […]

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