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The NAACP and UDW celebrates the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The NAACP and UDW celebrates the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2015 Contact: PROGRAM CHAIR, Beverly Washington at (805)-878-0612 or (805)-352-1028 The NAACP and UDW celebrates the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Santa Maria/Lompoc Branch of the National Association For The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and United Domestic Workers (UDW) will hold Celebrations honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  on Saturday, January 17, 2014.   The first Celebration begins at 1:00 p.m. at UDW, the Homecare Providers Union, 402 South Miller, Santa Maria.  Dr. Donald Wesson, Pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Santa Maria, is the keynote speaker and this […]

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Overtime update for IHSS providers

Overtime update for IHSS providers

Update 1/23/2015: The fight for equal rights continues! Previously a judge issued another order halting overtime and other wage protections for homecare workers. But this is not the last word on overtime — the Department of Labor has filed an appeal to a higher court! We continue to urge Gov. Brown to move forward with overtime pay for IHSS providers in 2015. Sign the petition here. The state will still be issuing the new timesheets for use starting January 1. Please use the new timesheets and record overtime, medical accompaniment time, and travel time accordingly. There is no workweek cap in effect while the […]

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What homecare providers need most

What homecare providers need most

This November we asked UDW members to complete a survey for a chance to win a $200 grocery store gift card (check out winner Maria Villa’s story here). Here’s what you had to say: “I care for my twin sister and she never seems to get enough hours to cover all of the help she needs from me. It would also be nice if she received IHSS hours for the time spent helping her with paperwork and phone calls.” – Shirley in San Diego County “The hours I work cover less than the care my client needs. I sometimes work […]

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UDW homecare workers recognized during National Family Caregiver Month

UDW homecare workers recognized during National Family Caregiver Month

As baby boomers age and the need for long-term care rises, caregiving has become one of the fastest growing occupations in America. And most people – ninety percent of us – indicate that we would rather be cared for at home than a nursing home or facility. Homecare allows seniors and people with disabilities to stay healthy at home and it keeps people out of more costly institutions. And even though in-home caregivers across America save the government billions of dollars every year, they continue to be undervalued and underpaid. United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME Local 3930), made up […]

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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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