February 4, 2021
Starting January 1, all IHSS providers saw a boost to our wages thanks to the statewide minimum wage increase — but did you know that we were instrumental in winning the #fightfor15 in California? Nearly six years ago, UDW caregivers joined together with thousands of fast-food workers, adjunct professors, retail employees, and other underpaid workers to fight for a $15 minimum wage in CA — and a brighter future for our families, loved ones, and communities.
This fight wasn’t easy. The state of California didn’t want to meet our demands for a living wage. We mobilized, organized, and rallied for over a year and finally, SB 3 was signed into law, laying the path to the $15 minimum wage. And last year, when the state budget deficit threatened the 2021 wage increase, we fought to protect it—and won.
“We didn’t sit back and wait,” said Riverside County IHSS provider Kady Crick. “We fought for this! And now we’re seeing the fruits of our hard work.”
Get involved with UDW if you want to help us push for higher pay and better benefits statewide!
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