Fall 2022 UDW President’s Letter

November 4, 2022

To my fellow caregivers,

Every day you wake up and provide the best care you possibly can and make a difference in someone’s life— simply put, you are a hero. November is Home Care Provider Appreciation Month, so I would like to take a moment to thank you for your tremendous work as a caregiver and advocate.

And, I’m extremely excited to share some very good news with you all: in September, Governor Newsom signed our bill into law creating the Workers Tax Credit, which, when enacted, will allow union members across the state to receive a portion of the union dues they pay each year back to them. This win will level the playing field for working class Californians, and it happened because of you!

Throughout the month of November, I invite you to take some time for yourself and recharge so you can continue to provide the best care possible to yourself, your family, and your client! As part of our UDW tradition, I hope to see you at one of the many Provider Appreciation Day celebrations I will be attending in November, where we can eat, be merry, and enjoy the company of our fellow caregivers.

Call or visit your local UDW office to find an event near you.

In solidarity,
Editha Adams
IHSS provider and UDW President

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