Homecare & IHSS

California caregivers deserve fair pay now

California caregivers deserve fair pay now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2014 California caregivers deserve fair pay now UDW caregivers expect the State of California to pay overtime despite delayed enforcement by the Department of Labor For 75 years, caregivers have been wrongly denied overtime pay and work protections afforded by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). That’s why we fought for this rule to be changed and welcomed last year’s decision by the Department of Labor to do so. The campaign for fair pay continued earlier this year in California, where homecare providers through the state’s In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS) spent months fighting against […]

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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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New to IHSS? Caregivers can get help through our union, UDW

New to IHSS? Caregivers can get help through our union, UDW

UDW is made up of over 66,000 IHSS caregivers throughout the state of California. Becoming a member of UDW means having access to benefits and discounts like free caregiver trainings, help with payroll and social worker issues, low-cost dental insurance, and help getting your client more hours. Together as union members we fight to protect IHSS and make homecare better. Sign up to become a member today here.

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2014 Legislative victories: Winning for the future of homecare in California!

2014 Legislative victories: Winning for the future of homecare in California!

The 2014 legislative year saw historic victories for homecare, despite some serious challenges. After months of fighting for equality and justice for caregivers and our clients and loved ones, we are incredibly proud of what we achieved together. Our successes in 2014 will create an even stronger foundation for the future of homecare! Our wins included: For the first time in history we won paid overtime for IHSS providers. We also stopped the Governor’s proposed restriction to overtime hours, so that all IHSS providers can enjoy this benefit. We continue to fight to ensure that IHSS clients with waivers and other special […]

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My girl, my world, my union

My girl, my world, my union

By Anita “Peni” Brogdon, caregiver, Santa Barbara County My daughter Vanessa is 41 years old, but it wasn’t until 15 years ago that we learned about IHSS. I’ve been her 24/7 care provider since she was born; IHSS ensures that Vanessa can stay at home with me, and that I can put food on the table for our family. This has been especially important for us since my husband passed away a few years ago. I don’t know what we would do without homecare. Vanessa has both physical and intellectual disabilities—she has the mental capacity of a 7-year-old and a […]

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