The President’s Report, Summer 2017

July 31, 2017

Dear Fellow IHSS Providers,

We have fought long and hard to improve the IHSS payroll system, and we are thrilled that online timesheets are finally here. This is a huge win for IHSS providers – we can now file our timesheets from our computers or phones, track our payment status, and get paid faster.

Throughout August, September, and October, the program is rolling out in phases starting with Butte, Inyo, Kern, Mendocino, Napa, Placer, San Diego, San Francisco, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tulare, and Trinity Counties on August 7th.

The pilot program, which launched in July in Riverside, Yolo, and Sacramento Counties, was a huge success.

If you’d like to learn more about the Electronic Timesheet Program and how you can sign up, click here.

Thank you, caregivers!

Events and Actions

Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, May 15

I attended this wonderful event to connect with API organizations and partners and share with them the work UDW is doing in the State.

California Alliance for Retired Americans Convention, May 23

As UDW’s representative on the CARA Board of Directors, I attended to ensure UDW and IHSS issues were attended to and discussed as part of CARA’s mission.

Lobbying for Single Payer Health Care at the State Capitol, May 25

I attended a lobbying day hosted by Health Care for All to lobby our state leaders for a single payer health care option in our state.

Culinary Arts Graduation, July 29

I spoke at the Culinary Arts Graduation Ceremony. The Culinary Arts Academy is a free program for formerly incarcerated individuals, low-wage home care providers, and members of the San Diego community.

Meetings

Membership Meeting in District 4, Merced, May 11

I spoke at the District 4 Membership Meeting and spoke about the UDW Councils and recruited local activists to sign up for councils in their area.

Picnic with District 6 members, May 19

This meet and greet style picnic was a wonderful way for me to socialize with our members and sit down and talk to them about the new electronic timesheet program.

Pilipino Workers Coalition Meeting, June 3

I was the guest speaker at the PWC meeting to update their members on what UDW does for our workers and in our communities.

Picnic with District 6 members, June 15

I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the second meet and greet picnic in Placer to listen to members talk about what issues were affecting them and how UDW could help.

Membership Meeting in District 3, Riverside, June 16

I was invited to speak to our members in Riverside County about the UDW Council and how members can get involved and make a difference in their community.

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