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UDW caregivers endorse Gavin Newsom for California Governor

UDW caregivers endorse Gavin Newsom for California Governor

Union of 100,000 in-home care workers makes choice after surveying candidates on long-term care policy and positions For Immediate Release March 8, 2018 Contact: Cherie Parker 619-806-4677   San Diego – United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME Local 3930), one of the largest local unions in the state, announced today that California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has received the union’s endorsement for California Governor. UDW’s Executive Board, made up of In-Home Supportive Service (IHSS) providers throughout the state, met with the candidates in February and surveyed their positions on the issues that matter most to caregivers and the seniors and people […]

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New Supreme Court case threatens workers’ rights-here’s what you need to know

New Supreme Court case threatens workers' rights-here's what you need to know

Oral arguments began today in Janus v. AFSCME, a U.S. Supreme Court case that threatens the ability of unions like ours to build our membership and protect our rights—and programs like IHSS. To weather whatever storms Janus may bring, we will need to stand together and be more united than ever before. Janus Quick Facts Janus is funded and supported by anti-worker groups like the Freedom Foundation and billionaires like the Koch Brothers If they win, Janus would drain resources from unions like ours by banning fair share fees and making it harder to fight for better wages and fight […]

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UDW members demand lawmakers protect our privacy from Electronic Visit Verification (EVV)

On Tuesday, February 13, we joined IHSS providers from SEIU 2015 in a rally and lobby day at the California State Capitol. Together, we had a clear message for lawmakers: Protect the privacy and dignity of caregivers and our clients from Electronic Visit Verification (EVV). We wanted legislators to know that we have serious concerns like: How will it work? Will it invade my or my client’s private lives? How much will it cost? These are important questions about the federally-mandated implementation of EVV that have yet to be decided by the state. That’s why we were at the capitol—and […]

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CDSS offers clarification on this year’s W-2

CDSS offers clarification on this year’s W-2

A lot of IHSS providers have noticed that our 2017 W-2s don’t look quite right—or at least don’t look the same as last year. Many of us are concerned that our W-2s contain errors that could cause us big headaches—or cost money—when we file our taxes. But now we can breathe easier! According to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), there is no epidemic of incorrect W-2s. Instead, your W-2 may look very different than last year because live-in caregivers are able to file a form exempting our caregiver wages from taxes. This change is making many family providers’ […]

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UDW Leadership Academy develops caregivers’ power and potential

As a member-led union, UDW provides a way for IHSS providers to make our voices heard and take charge of our futures. One way we do this is through the UDW Leadership Academy, our new training program to help members who are ready to take the next step and lead. Members who are selected for the Leadership Academy make a commitment to eight weeks of free training that covers: Public speaking and leadership The history of UDW and the labor movement How caregivers can use legislation and politics to make a positive change for our clients Denise Justice, a caregiver […]

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