August 2010

Solano IHSS Office

Solano County
Solano County Public Authority
275 Beck Ave MS 5-190
Fairfield, CA 94533

Main Phone Number: (707) 784-8200
Fax: (707) 435-2388
IHSS Phone Number: (707) 784-8259
Registry Phone Number: (707) 784-8200

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People’s Convention Demands Action On Budget

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A crowd of over 1,200 made up of disability advocate groups, senior groups, the United Long Term Care Workers Union and a host of other SEIU locals gathered on Monday (Sept. 15) to speak out against California’s stalling budget crisis.   Together, they formed the first “People’s Convention” outside the Governor’s State Office.  

The people had a simple message:   

“We need real solutions to our budget problem, not band-aids and temporary get-out-of town fixes,” they said.  ” That means new, ongoing revenue sufficient to protect California’s children, seniors, and families from cuts so deep they would do irreversible damage to education, healthcare, home care, and other vital services.”

The People’s Convention’s central message is:  “An urgent call for Unity”,  “Unite and save our people, unite and save our state!”  

The following organizations were part of the convention:

The Independent Living Centers of Southern California
Communities Actively Living Independent & Free
Westside Center for Independent Living
Community Rehabilitation Services
Disability Resource Center
Southern California Community Rehabilitation Services
Independent Living Center of Southern California
Services Center for Independent Living
SEIU — United Long Term Care Workers Union
United Long Term Care Senior Association
SEIU Local 1877
SEIU Local 721 Retirees
California Alliance for Retired Americans
Helping Hands
California Disability Community Action Network
Disability Health Coalition
Californians for Disability Rights

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Latest Edition Of Dignity Available Online

The latest edition of Dignity, the magazine for long-term care workers, is now available online.

To download, click below:

Dignity Magazine - Winter 08 Dignity Magazine – Winter 08

Dignity Magazine - Winter 08 - Spanish Dignity Magazine – Winter 08 – Spanish

For the summer issue, click below:

Dignity Magazie  Dignity Magazie – Summer Edition

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Monterey County Home Care

ULTCW is proud to represent more than 12,000 Monterey
homecare workers, who provide quality care for seniors and those with

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Napa IHSS Office

IHSS Public Authority
900 Coombs Street, Suite 257
Napa, CA 94559

Main Phone Number:
(707) 259-8359
Fax: (707) 259-8338
IHSS Phone Number:
(707) 253-4625
Registry Phone Number:
(707) 259-8366

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Our Mission

The mission of ULTCW’s Community Relations is to enhance the quality of life in neighborhoods where our members and consumers live and work. ULTCW’s coalitions carry out its mission by assisting all the components that encompass the entire structure in partnership with community agencies, leaders and public officials.  The community outreach initiatives provides resources that strengthen the communities at large, deepen ULTCW’s ties to diverse communities, and foster positive relations between ULTCW and those people who are most directly affected by ULTCW’s presence in the area. 

Over the years the union has built strong partnerships with diverse communities to establish resources and link them to create and support a variety of projects and programs to assist with uplifting our members out of poverty.  By building bridges for more sustainable communities, along with community partners and stakeholders, has enhanced the quality of life of our neighbors, members, and consumers by addressing educational, cultural, economic development and safety issues.

CR Staff collaborates closely with community leaders; community based organizations; and other ULTCW geographical regions throughout California known as divisions/departments.  CR Staff work to facilitate and implement ULTCW’s mission developed into Community initiatives as well as document and evaluate the union’s community involvement. 

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Healthy Works Gallery and Action

Thank you for attending the
Healthy Works Fair + Film + Action Event!

To view and download photos from the event, click HERE

For information and updates on Healthcare Reform, click HERE.

To sign up for the SEIU-ULTCW mailing list, click HERE.

To send a letter to your member of Congress or Senator click HERE.

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More Pictures from the Option A Action Center

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Youth Interns Participate In Community Clean Up

Youth Action interns met at Ms. Verdia Daniels’ house on Saturday, August 16, 2008 to start helping out the community for their first Community Clean-Up. The clean up was a success. Six volunteers showed up and helped with picking up trash and planting flowers and trees.

The first house that the Youth Action team worked on was the yard of Ms. Verdia Daniels. Here they picked up trash and planted flowers. Pat Medina was in charge of landscaping. She instructed the youths on how to plant the flowers correctly and where the flowers should be planted. They also fixed the fences around her house. After two long hours of hard work, the Youth Action team successfully beautified the home of Ms. Verdia. Palm trees and flowers like petunias, lavenders, and pansies were also planted in the nearby homes in her community. She was very thankful that we helped her and her community. Due to our hard work one of Ms. Daniels neighbors gave us refreshments and we were very thankful for that.


The Ward Villa Retirement Center was next on the agenda. One hundred and twenty seniors live in this retirement home. Trash was picked up around the block and their parking lot. Flowers were also planted in their patio. A block away for the retirement homes the Youth Action team also spruced up a neighboring church in their community.

By the end of the day the interns, the staff members and all other volunteers were tired but yet they accomplished something. They didn’t clean up a whole city but it’s not how much you do, it’s how you do it. By setting an example for everyone else, they expect one day this small community clean up to become larger and to further help other communities in the future.

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Alliance For A Stronger Community Kicks Off Support For Mark Ridley-Thomas


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This Saturday over 300 labor activists and community leaders came out to kick-off the Alliance for a
Stronger Community.  The Alliance is the Independent Expenditure for Mark
Ridley-Thomas, our candidate for LA Board of Supervisor, in District 2.

ULTCW had 92 members and
staff who participated in this historic kick-off

Some important numbers from the event:

316 people signed in
140 individuals walked 66 precincts
30 people did phone banking
56 individuals signed up for weekday and weekend phonebanking.
2,059 voters were contacted.
60.5% said Yes they would vote for MRT, 5% said No., 31.1% were undecided.
203 said Yes, they would vote by mail (9.9% of those contacted)

Thanks to all who came out!

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