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2021 Year in Review

2021 Year in Review

After an unpredictable and difficult 2020, UDW members met 2021 with newfound hope and optimism for a much better year. With vaccines on the horizon, schools reopening, and the return of many in-person activities, we began to see the light at the end of the tunnel. And, while this year has not been without its challenges and the global pandemic continues to be at the forefront of our daily lives, we have come together on so many important issues and achieved so many great things that the future for our union looks bright! In 2021, we kept learning, advocating, and […]

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Support our campaign to limit Board of Supervisor terms in Kern County!

Support our campaign to limit Board of Supervisor terms in Kern County!

After six years of failed negotiations on our contract, UDW and our allies have launched a countywide effort to establish term limits for the Kern County Board of Supervisors (BOS). The current BOS has made it clear they would rather hire expensive law firms and pay unnecessary penalties than simply give IHSS providers a modest pay increase—and we’ve had enough of their disrespect and abuse. We need new leaders who care about EVERYONE in Kern County, not just big money interests like oil and gas companies. Enacting term limits for the BOS is the tool we need to remove these […]

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¡Apoye nuestra campaña para limitar las reelecciones de los supervisores del condado!

¡Apoye nuestra campaña para limitar las reelecciones de los supervisores del condado!

Después de seis años de negociaciones fallidas sobre nuestro contrato, UDW y nuestros aliados han lanzado un esfuerzo en todo el condado para establecer límites de plazo para el consejo de supervisores del condado de Kern. El consenjo actual ha dejado en claro que preferirían contratar abogados costosos y pagar multas innecesarias que simplemente dar a los proveedores de IHSS un modesto aumento salarial, y ya hemos tenido suficiente de su falta de respeto y abuso. Necesitamos nuevos líderes que se preocupen por TODOS en el condado de Kern, no solo por los grandes intereses económicos como las empresas de […]

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November is Provider Appreciation Month: Thank you for all you do!

November is Provider Appreciation Month: Thank you for all you do!

November is Provider Appreciation Month and every year we honor and celebrate the importance of our work as caregivers and the advocacy we take on every day on behalf of all IHSS providers and our clients. Our work is endless, not only because we go above and beyond to give our clients the care, attention, and love they deserve, but we fight to make long-lasting change at all levels to better our lives and our communities. “Being a caregiver is one of the hardest jobs I have ever done and each and every one of us that is a part […]

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New Vaccine Mandate for IHSS/WPCS Providers

New Vaccine Mandate for IHSS/WPCS Providers

What you need to know now *Updated to reflect the booster mandate as of December 22, 2021. The state of California is making it mandatory for some IHSS/WPCS providers to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 30, 2021. The mandate is intended to protect IHSS recipients who receive care from someone outside of their family or household. The vaccine mandate does not apply to most family and/or live-in IHSS providers. If you have a non-family client who does not live with you and you have not yet been vaccinated, you should make plans to get vaccinated as soon as […]

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