District 1

San Diego County

Join us LIVE Jan. 28, 2014 at 1:30 PM as we talk to lawmakers in Sacramento

Governor Brown announced earlier this month that he intends to limit provider hours to 40 per week in an effort to dodge a new federal rule that gives caregivers overtime pay like all American workers. The Brown budget also continues a 7% cut to IHSS hours, even though the state has a $6.3 billion surplus. UDW caregivers responded immediately: the very next day, we were there to speak out against the budget proposal when Governor Brown came to San Diego. Caregivers in Riverside and Kern did the same later that week. Homecare provider Rosita Whittaker, together with her daughter, invited CBS […]

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Brown budget will force caregivers further into poverty

Brown budget will force caregivers further into poverty

Contrary to first appearances, Brown budget contains a stinging hit that will disrupt care and slash pay Post by UDW Homecare Providers Union. Sacramento, CA –  People with disabilities, seniors, and their caregivers joined together today to highlight the devastating consequences of a hidden cut to the In-Home Supportive Services program in the Brown Administration’s budget. “If Governor Brown is successful in denying caregivers overtime pay, it would devastate my family,” said Mary Burch, a provider from Modesto who takes care of her 40-year-old daughter with a developmental disability. “I would lose over 100 hours of pay each month—a 40% cut to my […]

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Celebrating our victories of the past, present, and future

Celebrating our victories of the past, present, and future

A message from UDW Executive Director Doug Moore: This is a season that is all about reflection and gratitude for everything we have in our lives. We gather with loved ones and leave behind the old while welcoming in the new. As we look forward to 2014, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of our victories and successes from the last year: We won raises and better health benefits for homecare providers in several UDW counties. We opened new offices for caregivers in San Diego and Santa Maria, saving our members money and planting our roots firmly in […]

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Second opinion: Will Obamacare streamline care for disabled people?

By: Megan Burks, Dec. 9, 2013 Second Opinion is a weekly Q-and-A series that answers questions from San Diegans on the Affordable Care Act. Ask yours here The Question: Will the Affordable Care Act streamline care for people with disabilities? Christina Mitchell is a graduate student studying nonprofit leadership at the University of San Diego. She says she was born a volunteer, and grew even more passionate about giving back when she became a single mother at 18 and relied on welfare benefits to make ends meet. “You realize very quickly that we have to help each other,” Mitchell said. “Volunteering […]

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UDW celebrates the grand opening of our new headquarters in San Diego

UDW celebrates the grand opening of our new headquarters in San Diego

  On Friday, we gathered to celebrate the grand opening of our new headquarters in San Diego! “With the purchase of this building – one of several we recently bought throughout the state – we are living our values of dignity, community, and fairness. This building represents that promise to our members,” UDW Executive Director Doug Moore told the crowd. Hundreds of UDW caregivers were joined by our friends and neighbors, including leaders like AFSCME International President Lee Saunders and Secretary-Treasurer Laura Reyes, AFL-CIO Executive Vice President Tefere Gebre, San Diego City Councilmembers David Alvarez, Myrtle Cole, and Marti Emerald, Assemblymember Dr. Shirley […]

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