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Say their names: Philando Castile and Alton Sterling

Say their names: Philando Castile and Alton Sterling

Statement by UDW Executive Director Doug Moore in response to deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling: Today we’re enraged about the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, two black men killed by the police who are supposed to protect our communities. Philando Castile was a Teamster, one of our brothers in the labor movement. We have an obligation to act on his behalf, and on behalf of Alton Sterling, Mike Brown, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland, and too many more. We cannot and will not be silent. These murders are yet another blatant reminder that we have to be […]

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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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UDW statement on Orlando massacre: “Now is the time for true solidarity”

UDW statement on Orlando massacre: "Now is the time for true solidarity"

UDW Executive Director Doug Moore released the following statement in response to the massacre of 49 people at an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida: Our nation is reeling after experiencing the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history. 49 of our brothers, sisters, and friends were murdered at the hands of a man fueled by fear and hate. The majority of the dead are young queer and trans Latinos, and the loss of these precious lives are felt deeply within our various communities. UDW is made up of nearly 94,000 in-home care providers who span all ages, races, genders, and […]

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California caregivers deserve a raise, paid sick time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 28, 2016 Contact: Eli Magaña, emagana@udwa.org, 619-252-0397 Statement from UDW Executive Director Doug Moore on Governor Brown’s proposal to raise the state minimum wage and provide paid sick time to home care workers: “No Californian who works full-time should be living in poverty. And yet, low-wage workers across the state are struggling to make ends meet. Caregivers for the state’s In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS) make on average just $10.71 an hour. They work long hours to ensure that seniors and Californians with disabilities get the quality care they need, but at the end of […]

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