Blog Archive

June 2015

  • June 25

    We stood united: We protected nursing home funding, won a full restoration of the 7% cut to IHSS hours, & made affordable healthcare possible for millions!

    • Because of the leadership of our ULTCW members, we are once again celebrating victories for California long term care workers and working families across the country.

      We’ve gone to Sacramento – lobbied our legislators – testified before committees – collected thousands of signatures of support – and we were heard.

      Through our work and dedication to making sure our elected officials place the issues of long term care workers and recipients as a priority, Governor Brown signed into law a state budget that will protect vital funding for nursing homes and will restore the 7% cut made to IHSS hours effective July 1st.

      If you are an IHSS provider, the restored hours will appear on your July timesheets. If you have questions about the hours on your timesheet, you should contact your local IHSS office.

      In addition to our California budget victories, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the Affordable Care Act. As President Obama stated from the White House Rose Garden, “The Affordable Care Act is here to stay. This is a good day for America.”

  • June 24

    It’s time for LA County Home Care Workers to vote!

    • The pay raise voted on by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors must be approved by L.A. County home care workers before it goes into effect. By now you should have received a ballot to vote on the new contract by mail. For those who wish to cast ballots in person, here are the voting locations, dates, and times available.

  • June 24

    San Bernardino County deserves a path to $15/hr!

    • Join one of our regional meetings in Victorville, Fontana, Barstow, Yucaipa, San Bernardino, Adelanto, Apple Valley, or Ontario:

  • June 23

    Job Posting: Travel Accounts Coordinator

    • Position: Travel Accounts Coordinator Status: Non-Exempt Department: Finance Travel Accounts Coordinator ULTCW Job Description Position Purpose: This position is responsible for the overseeing the union’s credit card charges. Most charges originate from travel and transportation. Using the Union’s access to …

  • June 17

    SEIU ULTCW member leaders win first victory on path to $15/hour for LA County caregivers!

    • On June 16, 2015 the L.A. County Board of Supervisors (BOS) approved a wage increase from $9.65 to $11.18 for L.A. County In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers, making it the biggest increase they’ve ever received. After months of rallying at the BOS meetings and fighting for a contract that puts them on a path to $15, today over a thousand of L.A. County IHSS providers celebrated as the BOS voted to afford them a $1.53 increase. The motion introduced by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and seconded by Supervisor Hilda Solis received additional support from Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Michael Antonovich.

  • June 3

    May/June 2015 In-Home Supportive Services Paycheck Delays

    • Approximately 40,000 L.A. County IHSS providers did not receive a paycheck in May and while it is still unclear why or how this mishap occurred, staff at SEIU-ULTCW is working to help rectify the problem. Click “CONTINUE READING” for more information:

  • June 1

    Restore Vital Home Care Services for Seniors and People with Disabilities

    • Committing to funding home care in the future is a start. But it’s not enough. We need the 7% IHSS cut restored right away, without conditions or strings attached. Click “CONTINUE READING” to sign the petition that calls on our CA Legislature & Governor to act today!

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  • February 26

    Nursing Home Members Win Big in Longwood Settlement!

    • After 8 months the Longwood bargaining committee won big! Thank you to the SEIU ULTCW nursing homes team for being indefatigable in this fight. Thanks as well to Secretary-Treasurer Kim Evon and the IHSS providers who attended every action these workers held. Go ULTCW!

  • February 19

    Good luck, health & cheer this Lunar New Year!

    • The new year is an opportunity for many with Asian American and Pacific Island heritage and connections to gather, and the most traditional way to celebrate any AAPI holiday is to stuff your belly. And you don’t have to be of AAPI hertitage to do that.

  • February 3

    Black History = Our History: Celebrating #BHM

    • Our Union is strong because its members are from every background and walk of life. We are not SEIU ULTCW, without our Black Sisters and Brothers, just as the US could not exist without the Diaspora. February is a reminder of this fact, Whether we are Black or not, this is our month.

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  • December 26

    2013: A Year of Dignity #Jobs #Healthcare #QualityofLife

    • Click here to watch our 2013, End-of-the-Year Video!   Dear Sisters and Brothers, Nelson Mandela once said, “When people are determined they can overcome anything.” Our ULTCW family, along with our diverse and numerous community partners, are a testament to …

  • December 6

    Immigration Reform Update: #Fast4Families

    • After 22 days of fasting to bring national attention on the urgency for Congress to pass Commonsense Immigration Reform, our SEIU former Secretary Treasurer, Eliseo Medina, ended his fast shortly before Congress adjourned their 2013 legislative session and left Washington …

  • December 6

    Follow ULTCW on Social Media

    • Join our Social Media Network. Like ULTCW – Facebook Follow ULTCW – Twitter Subscribe ULTCW- YouTube Join ULTCW – Flickr Follow ULTCW – Pinterest Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet …

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  • September 20

    President Obama Continues to Keep his Promise to Home Care Workers

    • In 2007, then Senator Barack Obama, walked a day in the shoes of ULTCW home care member, Pauline Beck.  During his time with Pauline and her consumer, Senator Obama came to understand the hard work that goes into being a …

  • September 20

    Oct. 5, Immigration Reform Rally

    • Join ULTCW members in Los Angeles on October 5, 2013, as we join a national day of action by marching for immigration reform and a pathway to citizenship. While we march in Los Angeles we will be adding our voice …

  • September 12

    Obamacare Teletown Hall on Tuesday 9/17, 6pm

    • ULTCW is dedicated to ensuring that you are fully informed on how the new healthcare law may impact you and your family. That’s why we’re pleased to be hosting a tele town hall on Tuesday, September 17, from 6:00 – …

  • September 3

    New Timesheets Online Training!

    • Please register for CMIPS II Timesheet Training on Sep 11, 2013 4:00 PM PDT by clicking here! Click Here To Register! This training will provide information for IHSS providers on how to properly complete their Timesheets for processing in CMIPS …

  • September 3

    STANDING IN SOLIDARITY

    • On Thursday, over 300 ULTCW members joined hundreds of other supporters and fast food workers in solidarity as part of a national day of action.  The protests, which took place throughout the nation, focused on the economic inequality that fast …

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  • April 27

    Thousands Gather in Montobello for Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day

    • April 24th, 2012 was the 97th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and thousands of Armenian-Americans, as well as, friends and supporters gathered at the Armenian Genocide Monument, in Montobello, California. Speakers included elected officials, scholars and professionals who all spoke …

  • April 27

    Caring for daughter is full-time job for this mother

    • The Los Angeles based publication, the Wave, recently went to a ULTCW member, Cynthia Villareal’s, home to discuss what being a caregiver really means. An excerpt from the article is below: WHITTIER — Cynthia Villarreal follows the daily routine of …

  • April 27

    Coordinated Care Key To Saving Health Care For Seniors

    • In a recent article by Gary Passmore, vice president of the Congress of California Seniors, he outlines the problem with the current IHSS system and the solution currently being proposed through the Let’s Get Healthy at Home legislation. Mr. Passmore …

  • April 27

    2011: Nursing Home News

    • 2011 was a challenging year as over 90 percent of SEIU ULTCW’s Nursing Home members began contract negotiations. In today’s tough economy we faced uphill battles against our employers’ efforts to cut benefits and rollback many of the gains won …

  • April 27

    Arminda Sanchez shares her story in Sacramento

    • On April 25th, in-home caregivers and their consumers went to the State capital to testify on the need for a better In-home Supportive Services (IHSS) system in California. A few of our own ULTCW members were able to share their stories with the Senate Healthcare sub-committee, where the bill currently resides.

  • April 25

    Your Voice, Our Choice: 2012 Voting Guide

    • 2012 is an important year for all of us.

      Use the below links to get information on voting and to find out who your elected leaders are. Use our 2012 Voting Guide to inform yourself on important issues and learn about our statewide ULTCW endorsed candidates.

      Voting is Easy!

      All links are courtesy of the office of the Secretary of State.

      1. To Register to Vote – CLICK HERE.

      2. Already a registered voter? Make it easy on yourself and Vote by Mail!CLICK HERE.

      3. Don’t remember if you’re registered to vote? CLICK HERE and find out!

      Use the below links to find out who YOUR representatives are!

      Assembly and State Senators:
      Click on THIS LINK to find out who your assembly member and state senator is. This link is a direct map link courtesy of the California State Assembly.

      Members of Congress:
      Click on THIS LINK to find out who your Congress member is. This link is a direct link courtesy of the United States House of Representatives.

      U.S Senate:
      Click on THIS LINK to find out who California’s US Senators are. This links is a direct link courtesy of the United States Senate.

  • April 17

    Hidden in Plain Sight: California’s Paid Medi-Cal Caregivers Are Vulnerable

    • UCLA study finds that most lack access to health insurance, adequate food. The demand for caregivers is growing rapidly as California’s population ages, but the majority of the state’s Medi-Cal caregivers earn poverty or near-poverty wages and have poor access to health care and food, a new study from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research has found.

  • April 5

    We Deserve the Same Level of Care That We Are Providing

    • Our own member, Jaime Reyna, had the the opportunity to highlight some of the downfalls in the current health insurance coverage offered to LA county caregivers. Access to quality healthcare is one of our top priorities as we continue to …

  • April 2

    Home Care Workers to Sacramento: Let’s Get Healthy!

    • SEIU ULTCW member, Cynthia Villareal, wrote a guest feature for the online news source, The Frying Pan, on the need for a better IHSS system in California and a living wage for home care workers in Los Angeles. In the …

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  • August 19

    Solano IHSS Office

    • Solano CountySolano 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 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook …

  • August 19

    People’s Convention Demands Action On Budget

    • 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. …

  • August 19

    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 – Spanish For the summer issue, click below:  Dignity Magazie – …

  • August 19

    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 disabilities. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe …

  • August 19

    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 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via …

  • August 19

    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 …

  • August 19

    Healthy Works Gallery and Action

    • Thank you for attending theHealthy 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 …

  • August 19

    More Pictures from the Option A Action Center

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  • August 19

    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 …

  • August 19

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

    • Photo Gallery 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. …

  • August 19

    ULTCW Encourages You to “Take the Test to Assess” Your Risk for Diabetes!

    • Did you know that over 23.6 million Americans live with diabetes and an additional 57 million (one in five) are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes?  It’s important to know if you’re at risk since simple changes in lifestyle …

  • August 19

    SEIU Local Union UHW-W Refuses to Take Action With Other SEIU Local Unions Against CNA

    • As the California Nurses Association escalates shameful and recently violent efforts to raid nurse members from SEIU, SEIU local union UHW-W still refuses to join other SEIU local unions in taking action to stop the CNA’s union-busting tactics. UHW-W is …

  • August 19

    Tell Your Reps to Vote for FMAP Funding — Today!

    • The U.S. House of Representatives is about to vote on a bill that would provide $26 billion to help states like California pay for programs like in-home care. It’s called the FMAP bill, and it goes up for a vote …

  • August 19

    Our Goal: Stronger As One Union

    • On July 14th and 15th, SEIU long-term care workers across California will come together in an official hearing at the Marriott Manhattan Beach (Calif.) Hotel to discuss how homecare and nursing home workers should be organized into local unions.  This …

  • August 19

    Learn More About LTCAT!

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  • August 19

    Workers Honor Fabian Núñez

    • Worker after worker stood up to offer personal tributes to the man who has always championed them and the people that they care for. In his speech, Mr. Nunez emphasized the importance of care giving work and of the IHSS …

  • August 19

    End the Budget Blockade

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  • August 19

    Alameda County Homecare Contract

    • Contract: Click to download the  Alameda Homecare Contract Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Tell a friend

  • August 19

    Meetings Open to All Members

    • Below are meeting times for various ULTCW committees, chaired by newly-elected officers and delegates. All ULTCW members are invited to observe and participate in any meeting. To find out meeting locations, please call ULTCW at 1-888-373-3018 and ask to speak …

  • August 19

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  • August 19

    Healthy Works Billboard with Media Bar

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  • August 19

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    • %2Fphotos%2Fseiu-ultcw%2Fsets%2F72157622869068138%2Fshow%2F To view and download photos from the event, click HERE Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Tell …

  • August 19

    Weingarten Rights

    • Weingarten RightsWe have rights! Because of the 1975 U.S. Supreme Court case, NLRB v. Weingarten, Inc., the court ruled that all workers have the right to union representation when a supervisor or employer asks for information that could be used …

  • August 19

    Organizing Campaigns

    • Building a Better Future with SEIU The United Long-Term Care Workers’ Union is engaged in an extensive organizing campaign to give nursing home workers across Southern California the chance at a better future with SEIU.  Building union density in the …

  • August 19

    Amanda Figueroa

    • Amanda Figueroa, secretary-treasurer of the more than 190,000-plus member United Long-Term Care Workers’ Union,  was born in Oruro, Bolivia to a family deeply involved in the labor movement. Her father was the labor leader of the largest mining union in …

  • August 19

    Gov to Seniors: You’re on Your Own!

    • My fellow Californians: If you’re a low-income senior or a disabled person in need of help, You’re On Your Own!. That’s what Governor Schwarzenegger effectively said today — in the form of his revised budget, which calls for the near-elimination …

  • August 19

    Long-Term Care Action Team

    • Everyday elected officials make decisions at the federal, state and local levels make decisions that affect long-term care workers’ jobs, families and patients. Our political activism makes all the difference in ensuring that they are committed to our fight! Homecare …

  • August 19

    Tyrone Freeman Featured In L.A. Sentinel

    • The latest edition of the Los Angeles Sentinel features a front page story on SEIU-ULTCW president Tyrone Freeman. Here’s an excerpt: Freeman’s activities transcend SEIU because he knows that one union cannot fit the needs of all workers. At a …

  • August 19

    Make History: Join COPE

    • C.O.P.E. Reverend Martin Luther King Jr./Cesar Chavez Committee on Political Education Winning More For Long Term Care Workers Because SEIU-ULTCW members joined COPE, we have seen important victories for working people throughout California. COPE builds unity, political power and a …

  • August 19

    Roll Call: Workers Speak Out On The Proposed Cuts

    • Shame on you,Governor Schwarzenegger, for targeting the disabled, the sick and the elderly. In-home supportive services are vital to those individuals who desperately need the most help and care, and who, by the nature of their disabilities or infirmities, are …

  • August 19

    Tyrone Freeman

    • Tyrone Freeman, President of the 190,000-plus member Long-Term Care Workers’ Union, began his tenure in the Labor Movement more than thirteen years ago. At the age of 21, he led organizing drives in the South where the political culture for …

  • August 19

    ULTCW takes message to board members’ workplace

    • On Aug. 8, homecare workers from across Los Angeles joined forces to make “house calls” – in this case several “workplace calls” – to LA public authority board members, demanding answers about the board’s refusal to grant homecare workers a …

  • August 19

    San Bernardino Facts

    • FACTS:12,000-plus MembersWages: $9.05  per hour, raised to $9.25 in July 2008 BENEFITS:Long Term Care Workers Health Trust Fund – Alicare Inc. 800-633-5568 or contact your Member Satisfaction Department @SEIU-ULTCW (888)373-3018 Dental Benefits – Only covered through a Western Dental network …

  • August 19

    Member Reporter Francisco Daza: Stop The War!

    • Unions along with Worker Associations United organized a protest against the War in Iraq on October 27, 2007.  We all met in front of the Federal Building. It was at this location that Barbara Lee gave a brief speech in …

  • August 19

    Working Together…

    •  ABOUT US: The SEIU-ULTCW Seniors Association, founded in 2008, is a statewide advocacy group.  Our board is comprised of senior leaders and advocates among our membership body and our statewide community partners.  The Association is sponsored through SEIU-ULTCW and through …

  • August 19

    July Calendar of Events Online

    • Check out union-related July events in your local area below:  Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Tell a …

  • August 19

    San Bernadino County Contract

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  • August 19

    Member Reporter Sage Ali

    • The United Long Term Care Workers’ Union, along with other SEIU locals that represent janitors, healthcare, schools and the county, attended a Town Hall Meeting on Nov. 17. The purpose was to endorse the next County Board of Supervisor to …

  • August 19

    San Bernardino IHSS Offices

    • San Bernardino IHSS455 N. D StreetSan Bernardino, CA 92415-0034909-388-4500 Rancho Cucamonga IHSS (note: Ontario office was relocated here)9445 Fairway View PlaceRancho Cucamonga, CA909-458-1315 Victorville IHSS17270 Bear Valley Road Ste 108Victorville, CA 92392760-843-5100 Yucca Valley IHSS56357 Pima TrailYucca Valley, CA 92284760-228-5390 …

  • August 19

    Mendocino Facts

    • FACTS:900-plus Members Wages: $9.90 per hour BENEFITS:Health Insurance provider: SYMETRA 1-800-796-3872 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Tell …

  • August 19

    Direct Deposit Is Now Available!

    • Attention Long-Term Care Workers: If you are tired of waiting for your paycheck to arrive in the mail, don’t worry:Help is on its way! The California Department of Social Services will be implementing Direct Deposit for long term care workers …

  • August 19

    Alameda Facts

    • FACTS:11,000-plus MembersWages: 10.50 per hour BENEFITS: Medical: Alameda Alliance For Health, 510-747-4567Delta Care/HMO 800-422-4234 Dental: Delta Dental PPO, 800-765-6003CONTACT USOakland Office155 Myrtle StreetOakland, CA 94607 Sacramento Office1127 11th Street Suite 523Sacramento, CA  9581411-H Alexander StreetWatsonville, CA 95076 Bookmark on Delicious …

  • August 19

    What is Homecare?

    • More than 360,000 Californians — the frail, elderly, chronically ill or disabled — depend on homecare to meet their most basic daily needs. Arcelia Lopez Santa Cruz County Homecare Worker As homecare workers, we provide vital services to California’s most …

  • August 19

    Senior Association Meets

    • On Tuesday, March 18, a large group gathered in Los Angeles to enjoy breakfast and to participate in the first meeting of the ULTCW Senior Association. Among those present were Bervie Murray, age 94, her younger Sister “Mimi” Motley, 80, …

  • August 19

    Wages and Benefits

    • Homecare workers in San Bernardino County earn $9.05 per hour, and have access to full health care benefits through the Long-Term Care Workers Health Trust Fund. The Health Trust Fund provides medical, dental and vision benefits. It’s the only health …

  • August 19

    Long-Term Care Action Team

    • Everyday elected officials make decisions at the federal, state and local levels make decisions that affect long-term care workers’ jobs, families and patients. Our political activism makes all the difference in ensuring that they are committed to our fight! Homecare …

  • August 19

    STOP HOMECARE CUTS VIDEO

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  • August 19

    California SEIU Members Support Single Union Uniting Long-Term Care Workers

    • “This democratic advisory vote will be carefully considered by the International Executive Board,” said SEIU President Andy Stern. “Our members sent a clear message today. A single statewide local can instantly transform long term care workers into one of the …

  • August 19

    L.A. County Bargaining Update

    • SEIU-ULTCW once again went back to the bargaining table on Monday (June 23) to continue its struggle with the Public Assistance Service Council (PASC).  As has been previously reported, PASCl bargaining representatives refused to meet with the SEIU Local 6434 …

  • August 19

    Assembly Candidate Isadore Hall Meets With Members

    • Compton City Councilman Isadore Hall, a candidate for the 52nd assembly district, visited SEIU-ULTCW headquarters on Tuesday for a meet and greet with members.  He was presented with his endorsement for the assembly seat and visisted with members from his …

  • August 19

    Member FAQ’s

    • IMPORTANT QUESTIONS ABOUT THE RECENTLY ADOPTED STATE BUDGET What exactly happened with the State budget? While the hard work of our members stopped the Governor’s attempts to eliminate 90% of the IHSS program and lower our pay to minimum wage, …

  • August 19

    Members use 75,000 support cards to create STOP HOMECARE CUTS logo on Capitol steps

    • Today, June 15th, members of SEIU 6434 and UHW made sure that our message to STOP HOMECARE CUTS was not only heard by Sacramento legislators, but also seen as Conference Committee members prepare to vote on the proposed cuts to …

  • August 19

    ULTCW Homepage Archive

    •   For further reading, please visit our homepage archive. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Tell a friend

  • August 19

    Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg Returns IHSS Worker Call

    • After leaving four messages for California Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Mendocino IHSS provider and member of ULTCW Georgie Bush recently got quite a surprise when her phone rang.  It was the Senator returning her call. “At first I …

  • August 19

    The Results are In!

    • We have great news! On Thursday (Dec 11th), the advisory vote ballots were counted and our voice was heard! Option A was the clear choice of long term care workers throughout California. Our support for Option A sends a clear …

  • August 19

    Alameda IHSS Office

    • Alameda County Public Authority for IHSS in Alameda County 6955 Foothill Blvd., 3rd Floor, Suite 300 Oakland, CA 94605 Main Phone Number: (510) 577-5621 Fax: (510) 577-3579 IHSS Phone Number: (510) 577-1900 Registry Phone Number: Website: www.ac-pa4ihss.org Bookmark on Delicious …

  • August 19

    Wages and Benefits

    • Homecare workers in San Bernardino County earn $9.05 per hour, and have access to full health care benefits through the Long-Term Care Workers Health Trust Fund. The Health Trust Fund provides medical, dental and vision benefits. It’s the only healthcare …

  • August 19

    Kindred Workers Demand a Better Deal

    • Your Bargaining Committee met with Kindred Tuesday, November 18th to continue to hammer out a new contract. The workers – who represent Kindred employees from across California — have several demands.  They are asking for: · An increase in Employer …

  • August 19

    San Bernardino home page

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  • August 19

    SEIU Members Endorse Sen. Barack Obama

    • SEIU Members on Friday endorsed Illinois Sen. Barack Obama in the 2008 Presidential Election. ULTCW President Tyrone Freeman said Sen. Obama is the candidate left in the race who is most ready to stand up and fight for the issues …

  • August 19

    San Bernardino County Homecare Workers

    • ULTCW is proud to represent more than 12,000 San Bernardino County homecare workers, who provide quality care for seniors and those with disabilities. San Bernardino workers organized in 2005 and have been winning major gains at the bargaining table since. …

  • August 19

    Nursing Home Workers

    • The United Long-Term Care Workers’ Union represents more than 5,000 nursing home workers who provide quality care to seniors and those with disabilities in 24-hour care facilities across Southern California. Through collective bargaining, organized nursing home workers have won significant …

  • August 19

    Alameda Workers Get A Raise!

    • The Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday a historic contract for homecare workers that brings increased wages, additional transportation funds and protects quality health benefits for care providers. The Board’s approval marks the end to an 11-month contract campaign …

  • August 19

    Sat. Mar 27th: ULTCW Hosts Welcome BBQ for Marchers for California’s Future

    • FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 2010 – 3PM TO 6PM IN-HOME CAREGIVERS AND CHOWCHILLA RESIDENTS TO HOST A WELCOME BBQ FOR MARCHERS IN THE MARCH FOR CALIFORNIA’S FUTURE On Saturday, over 100 people – including in-home caregivers from Madera and surrounding …

  • August 19

    Latest Issue Of SEIU Healthcare News

    • <!– –> Education and Training, Preparing for Our Future This issue of SEIU Healthcare News focuses largely on the issue of education and training for healthcare workers, including how our members are winning gains in this area. Read Full Article …

  • August 19

    Wages and Benefits

    • Homecare workers in San Bernardino County earn $9.05 per hour, and have access to full health care benefits through the Long-Term Care Workers Health Trust Fund. The Health Trust Fund provides medical, dental and vision benefits. It’s the only healthcare …

  • August 19

    Members Make a Difference in Elections

    • We did it. We turned around the State House in the November election. Worker-friendly candidates were elected with the tireless effort of SEIU members. Melinda Battenberg and fellow 4321 members clocked hundreds of hours walking door-to-door and talking to residents …

  • August 19

    Coalition Working On Political Issues

    • United Long Term Care Senior Association joined forces with the “California Alliance for Retired Americans”, and “Coalition for Economic Survival” amoung others to speak out against proposition 98 this past Tuesday (May 20).   Proposition 98 is a deceptive measure …

  • August 19

    Napa Facts

    • FACTS:700-plus MembersWages: $11.50 per hour BENEFITS:SYMETRA1-800-497-3699 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Tell a friend

  • August 19

    Santa Cruz County Homecare Contract

    • Contract: Click to download the  Santa Cruz Homecare Contract Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Tell a friend

  • August 19

    STOP HOMECARE CUTS VIDEO

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  • August 19

    Wages and Benefits

    • Homecare workers in San Bernardino County earn $9.05 per hour, and have access to full health care benefits through the Long-Term Care Workers Health Trust Fund. The Health Trust Fund provides medical, dental and vision benefits. It’s the only healthcare …

  • August 19

    Wages and Benefits

    • Homecare workers in San Bernardino County earn $9.05 per hour, and have access to full health care benefits through the Long-Term Care Workers Health Trust Fund. The Health Trust Fund provides medical, dental and vision benefits. It’s the only healthcare …

  • August 19

    AARP test

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  • August 19

    Deadline For Applying To Tyrone Freeman Freedom School Is Approaching

    • The deadline for application to The Tyrone Freeman Freedom School, a free summer educational program for kids grades 1-8, is fast approaching. Friday, July 25, is the last day to apply for the program, which takes place at the Long …

  • August 19

    Message To Our Membership

    • On August 9th and 12th, the Los Angeles Times ran stories that not only attacked our President, but also our union.  The stories were filled with misleading information and failed to mention that our union expenses are reviewed by elected …

  • August 19

    Lastest Nursing Home News

    • Latest Nursing Home NewsPomona, Maywood Workers Call for Good Faith Bargaining          Nov. 21, 2007 10:30 a.m. pt Fidelty Cancels Negotiations Again (date)          Nov. 21, 2007 10:30 a.m. ptPomona Mayor Pledges  His Support (date)          Nov. 21, 2007 …

  • August 19

    Youth Interns Participate In Community Clean Up

    • Youth Action interns gathered to commence the first Community Clean-Up. The Team began the day at the home of Verdia Daniels, who, at 76, has only partial vision in one eye due to advanced glaucoma.  Daniels became a homecare worker herself in …

  • August 19

    San Bernardino Facts

    • FACTS:12,000-plus MembersWages: 10.50 per hour BENEFITS:Medical:As of January 2008, workers will now be enrolled in the The Long-Term Care Workers’ Health Trust Fund Member Services: 1-800-475-5550ID Card Replacement: 1-866-452-2467Dental:Western DentalMember Services: 1-866-937-48865550ID Card Replacement: 1-866-452-2467 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this …

  • August 19

    Nursing Home Caregivers, Patients Win Improvements

    • In all, seven new contracts covering over 700 workers provide on average wage increases of $1.50/hr over three years, employer contributions to an education and training fund, increased contributions to employee healthcare, and in two homes, contributions to employee family …

  • August 19

    Santa Cruz, Monterey and San Benito Counties

    • The counties of California’s central coast–San Benito, Monterey and Santa Cruz–are home to nearly 4,000 home care workers represented by ULTCW. These workers are vital to California,  providing quality care for seniors and those with disabilities. Our offices are located …

  • August 19

    Bargaining Focuses On Dental And Vision Plans

    • The latest bargaining meeting between ULTCW and the Public Assitance Services Council (PASC) focused on providing dental and vision care for members. Discussion centered around the premiums and overall participation in the proposed plans.  Said one member: “The majority of …

  • August 19

    Meet the ULTCW Executive Board

    • Check out our E-Board Photo Gallery Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Tell a friend

  • August 19

    Monterey IHSS Office

    • IHSS Public Authority 1000 South Main Street Suite 211C Salinas, CA 93901 Main Phone Number: (831) 755-4466 Fax: (831) 757-9226 IHSS Phone Number: (831) 755-3403 Registry Phone Number: (831) 755-4466 Website: www.co.monterey.ca.us/dss/affiliates/ihss.html Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on …

  • August 19

    Email blast

    • Subject: Do Seniors and Disabled Deserve Protection? Or Are You OK With Slashing Care for Seniors and Disabled? Body content: Are you OK with cutting vital services for senior citizens and disabled residents of California? Before you answer, imagine we’re …

  • August 19

    Workers Climb the Career Ladder

    • Established in 1999, the training center is a non-profit that helps lift people out of poverty by offering them career training and guidance. Along with the C.N.A. class, the center also offers courses in English as a second language, computer …

  • August 19

    Solano County Home Care

    • ULTCW is proud to represent more than 2,000 Solano homecare workers, who provide quality care for seniors and those with disabilities. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe …

  • August 19

    Member Reporter – Luz Castano Mexican Consulate

    • Mexican Consulate kicks off Worker’s Rights Week with Telethon By: Luz Castano In the month of September, our union was invited to participate in the program “34 on your side” which is a joint effort between Channel 34’s Univision (a …

  • August 19

    Solano Facts

    • FACTS:2,000-plus Members Wages: 10.50 per hour BENEFITS:Medical: SAFECO/SELECT BENEFITS Enrollment: PA 707-438-1773 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later …

  • August 19

    Spotlight on the HWTC

    • The Home Care Workers’ Training Center provides homecare workers with the tools to achieve their full educational and professional potential, while providing quality care to our senior and disabled communities and addressing the critical need for trained nursing staff in …

  • August 19

    Community Speaks Out In Rancho Cucamonga

    • Over 100 concerned citizens came out to discuss and voice their opinions on the Governor’s proposed budget cuts to home care at the Rancho Cucamonga Community Forum hosted by SEIU-ULTCW at the Goldy S. Lewis Community Center on Thursday (June …

  • August 19

    Consult a Doctor over the Phone

    • Long-Term Care Workers and their families can now talk to a real doctor on the phone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The United Long-Term Care Workers’ Union has joined with TelaDoc Medical Services to offer this benefit. …

  • August 19

    FMAP Bill Signed into Law

    • The U.S. House of Representatives passed and President Obama quickly signed into law legislation yesterday that will provide more than $16 billion to state and local governments to help pay for programs like in-home care. That translates into roughly $1.3 …

  • August 19

    Monterey Facts

    • FACTS:2,300-plus Members Wages: 10.50 per hour BENEFITS:Coast Alliance Enrollment/PA: 831-755-4466 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Tell a …

  • August 19

    Filing a Grievance

    • Though technical definitions vary by contract, a grievance is any alleged misapplication or misinterpretation of the terms of the contract agreement between the union and the employer. If you have a dispute, misunderstanding or controversy with your employer, and wish …

  • August 19

    Homecare Worker Pauline Beck Featured In San Francisco Chronicle

    • Check out the story in Monday’s Chronicle: Pauline Beck and Barack Obama. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later …

  • August 19

    Video: Follow ULTCW Members in Arizona at the Immigration March

    • Over a hundred ULTCW members and staff boarded Arizona-bound buses at Dodgers Stadium at 4am on July 29th for the massive immigration march and rally in Phoenix. Here are two photo gallery sets of the day: Set 1 | Set …

  • August 19

    New program seeks members to educate new caregivers

    • San Bernardino County is looking for members to conduct Union presentations at weekly IHSS worker orientations. After a thorough training on the Union and its functions, through the Member Satisfaction Volunteer Program, you will pass on that knowledge to new …

  • August 19

    Amanda Figueroa

    • Amanda Figueroa, secretary-treasurer of the more than 190,000-plus member United Long-Term Care Workers’ Union,  was born in Oruro, Bolivia to a family deeply involved in the labor movement. Her father was the labor leader of the largest mining union in …

  • August 19

    Homecare and Nursing Home Workers Are Voting For Option A!

    • Click here to download the Spanish version of these flyers. Click here to download the Chinese version of these flyers.Click here to download the Armenian version of these flyers. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via …

  • August 19

    About the Senior Association

    •   ABOUT US: The SEIU-ULTCW Seniors Association, founded in 2008, is a statewide advocacy group.  Our board is comprised of senior leaders and advocates among our membership body and our statewide community partners.  The Association is sponsored through SEIU-ULTCW and through …

  • August 19

    Join COPE!

    • COPE Fill out the COPE card above and send to the following address: SEIU Local 6434 United Long-Term Care Workers’ Union 2515 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, CA, 90057-1003 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit …

  • August 19

    Napa County Home Care

    • ULTCW is proud to represent more than 700 Napa County homecare workers, who provide quality care for seniors and those with disabilities. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe …

  • August 19

    STOP HOMECARE CUTS VIDEO

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  • August 19

    Member Reporter Trainings 2008

    • Stay Tuned for upcoming Training Sessions inWriting, Photography andJournalism. Our tentative schedule isas follows: Los AngelesJanuary 2008 San BernardinoFebruary 2008 Santa CruzJanuary 2008 VenturaFebruary 2008 Details will be posted soonwith dates… Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook …

  • August 19

    Mendocino County Home Care

    • ULTCW is proud to represent more than 900 Mendocino homecare workers, who provide quality care for seniors and those with disabilities. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe …

  • August 19

    Ventura IHSS Office

    • IHSS Public Authority                                              4651 Telephone Road, Suite 201                                               Ventura, CA 93003 Main Phone Number: (805) 654-3416 Fax: (805) 648-9669 IHSS Phone Number: (805) 654-9369 Registry Phone Number: (805) 654-3416 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via …

  • August 19

    Napa County Homecare Contract

    • Contract: Click to download the  Napa Homecare Contract Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Tell a friend

  • August 19

    Santa Cruz Facts

    • Santa Cruz FactsFACTS:1,300-plus MembersWages: 11.50 per hour BENEFITS:Long Term Care Workers Health Trust Fund – Alicare Inc. 800-633-5568 or contact your Member Satisfaction Department @SEIU-ULTCW (888)373-3018 Dental Benefits – Only covered through a Western Dental network provider San Benito Facts …

  • August 19

    Homepage Quote Tester

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  • August 19

    Alameda Facts

    • FACTS:11,000-plus Members Wages: 11.50 per hour BENEFITS:Eligibility Requirement: 80 hours/month for new workers, 35 or 45 for workers enrolled prior to October 2008. Alameda Pubic Authority Health Insurance Enrollment 510-577-3551Medical: Alameda Alliance (510) 747-4567 Dental: Delta Dental PPO (800) 765-6003 …

  • August 19

    SEIU California State Council Launches TV Ad

    • SEIU California State Council launches TV ads calling for a state budget with stable revenue to prevent more cuts to education and healthcare. Click here to learn more. LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VILVyC3QiDM Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share …

  • August 19

    Santa Cruz Facts

    • FACTS:1,300-plus MembersWages: 11.50 per hour BENEFITS:Long Term Care Workers Health Trust Fund – Alicare Inc. 800-633-5568 or contact your Member Satisfaction Department @SEIU-ULTCW (888)373-3018 Dental Benefits – Only covered through a Western Dental network provider San Benito Facts FACTS:238-plus MembersWages: …

  • August 19

    Napa Facts

    • FACTS:450-plus Members Wages: 10.50 per hour BENEFITS:Medical:Physician Care Insurance Services, 800-990-7262 Dental:Western Dental, 800-417-4444 Vision: Avesis Third Party Administrator 800-828-9341   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe …

  • August 19

    Health Care Works Right Rail

    • Post-Showing Discussions with healthcare professionals and special guests Go to the “I Got A Story” True Healthcare Confessions Cam booth Help Make a “25 Reasons for Healthcare Now” video Get Hard Facts and Info about Healthcare Reform Email Your Congressperson …

  • August 19

    Sat. Mar 27th: ULTCW Hosts BBQ for Marchers in Chowchilla

    • Join us on Saturday, March 27th for a welcome event at the Veteran’s Park in Chowchilla as we greet the marchers participating in the March for California’s Future. RSVP HERE The March is part of a statewide effort to build …

  • August 19

    Senior Assocation Meets

    • by Joyce Hayashi On Tuesday, March 18, a large group gathered in Los Angeles to enjoy breakfast and to participate in the first meeting of the ULTCW Senior Association. Among those present were Bervie Murray, age 94, her younger Sister …

  • August 19

    Alameda County Home Care

    • ULTCW is proud to represent more than 11,000 Alameda County homecare workers, who provide quality care for seniors and those with disabilities. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it …

  • August 19

    Community Partners and Coalitions

    • Disability Health Coalition Friendly for Seniors LA 4 Seniors American Diabetes Association Today Senior American Stroke Association California Healthcare Foundation California Alliance for Retired Americans Congress of California Seniors American Diabetes Association, California Alzheimer’s AssociationAmerican Lung Association of California Multiple …

  • August 19

    Member Reporter – Joyce Hayashi John Edwards

    • Special guest Sen. John Edwards excites ULTCWmembers at annual meetingDemocratic Presidential candidate praises homecare workers, asks for ULTCW support By Joyce Hayashi In the trenches at crunch time is how presidential hopeful John Edwards described his long-running support for America’s …

  • August 19

    Santa Cruz IHSS Office

    • IHSS Public Authority of Santa Cruz County 1400 Emeline Ave., 3rd Floor PO Box 1300 Santa Cruz, CA 95061 Main Phone Number: (831) 454-4036Fax: (831) 454-4003 IHSS Phone Number: Registry Phone Number: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook …

  • August 19

    Reach Every Member

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  • August 19

    Check out some related sites

    • Homecare Workers Training Center A non-profit training center, founded by ULTCW, providing free healthcare, language and citizenship classes to members and non-members. Sign up for CPR, IHSS class, CNA, RNA, LVN, English as a second language, computer classes and more!http://www.homecareworkers.org …

  • August 19

    Threespot Test Article 1 – Bass

    • On Monday, July 20th., Governor Schwarzenegger and legislative leaders reached an agreement on the State budget. While the hard work of our members stopped the budget from being worse, it’s still unacceptable. The specific details of the budget have not …

  • August 19

    Political Action Resources

    • >Find your elected officials >See how your members of congress are voting >Key SEIU votes in Congress>Register to vote Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the …

  • August 19

    STOP THE GOVERNOR

    • SEIU Healthcare United Long-Term Care Workers’ Union stands in solidarity with public sector workers in opposition to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s illegal and unfair plan to slash worker pay and lay off tens of thousands. ULTCW recently placed this ad in …

July 2010

June 2010

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April 2010

  • April 30

    Members Mobilize For Immigration Reform

    • More than 1,000 in-home caregivers and nursing home workers from SEIU ULTCW joined an estimated 250,000 Californians in the massive May Day march in downtown Los Angeles supporting comprehensive immigration reform. “I am so proud to be here with all …

  • April 29

    May 2010 Calendar of Events

    • Check out details on upcoming events and meetings below: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Tell a friend

  • April 28

    Healthcare Reform: What Does it Mean for You?

    • Read all about it below: Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post Print for later Tell a friend

  • April 22

    Spring 2010 Newsletter

    • The SEIU-ULTCW Spring 2010 newsletter is live. Read about: Progress on contract negotiations Campaign updates Key upcoming events and meetings New executive officers and delegates Check it out below (in english y en espanol): Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post …

  • April 21

    Members Visit Legislators and Rally Against Budget Cuts in Sacramento

    • Hundreds of ULTCW members joined thousands of others in front of the capitol building in Sacramento on April 21, 2010 to rally against drastic proposed cuts to public service programs. The rally honored the successful conclusion of the March for …

  • April 16

    Tell Your Rep to Take the ‘Healthy at Home’ Pledge

    • In-Home Care Saves Lives and Money. So why does California want to slash funding for frail and vulnerable seniors? The state’s plan will put 465,000 vulnerable seniors at risk and 350,000 caregivers out of work. In-home care costs five times …

  • April 16

    Browse the ‘Healthy at Home’ Booklet

    • The booklet below, ‘Healthy at Home’ is a collection of quotes, pictures and statistics that illustrate the human face of In-Home Care in California. To see it fullscreen, click the “Fullscreen” button below To download a PDF version, click the …

  • April 15

    Bio: Laphonza Butler

    • Laphonza Butler is the President of SEIU ULTCW – the United Long Term Care Workers’ Union, which represents 180,000 in-home caregivers and nursing home workers across California.  Butler brings to her position years of experience working to improve the lives …

  • April 11

    ULTCW Members Rally for Immigration Reform in Las Vegas

    • ULTCW members traveled to Las Vegas on Saturday, Apr. 10 to join a rally of 6,000 people in support of immigration reform. The rally was one of seven held on the same day across the country. At the Las Vegas …

March 2010

February 2010

January 2010

December 2009

November 2009

  • November 23

    SEIU ULTCW Members Set New Course at Leadership Summit

    • Making a commitment to create a dynamic force for California long term care workers, their families and those they provide care to, over 1500 people attended the SEIU ULTCW Leadership Summit at the Westin Bonaventure in downtown Los Angeles on …

  • November 23

    Leadership Summit Main article

    • SEIU ULTCW Members Set New Course at Leadership Summit Making a commitment to create a dynamic force for California long term care workers, their families and those they provide care to, over 1500 people attended the SEIU ULTCW Leadership Summit …

October 2009

September 2009

August 2009

  • August 24

    Finding Fairness

    • Finding Fairness means making sure that the voices of long term care workers and their clients are acknowledged and heard throughout every step of what is already a painful and flawed set of policies resulting from the State Budget.  A …

  • August 24

    What Members Can Do

    • 1.   Talk with your IHSS consumer and make sure you are aware of when they receive their notice of any elimination of hours and what their Functional Index (FI) score is. 2.   View the Appeal Summary form so you’re familiar …

  • August 6

    Governor Deepens Cuts to IHSS Program As He Signs State Budget

    • Governor Deepens Cuts to Seniors and Disabled As He Signs the Budget Line-Item Vetoes Believed To Be Illegal! The latest in a long line of attacks on the home care program, the Governor furthered his assault on home care providers …

July 2009

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December 2008

  • December 29

    Christmas Spirit on the Go

    • It all started when I was passing Kathy Kessinger’s office and she asked, “Rene, would you like to do some volunteer work for a couple of days?” On his 99th birthday, I went to visit Vincent James Montesano. Linda Allen, …

  • December 23

    Candlelight Vigil Press Release

    •   PRESS RELEASEHOMECARE WORKERS TAKE A SOMBER STAND AGAINST POVERTY-LEVEL WAGES AND PREVAILING LACK OF HEALTHCARE AT CANDLELIGHT VIGIL SAN BERNARDINO, CA (November 26, 2008) – San Bernardino County In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers held a candlelight vigil at the …

  • December 23

    San Bernardino Candlelight Vigil

    • Candlelight Vigil in San Bernardino: Fifty ULTCW members walked from the San Bernardino Union Offices to the Board of Supervisors’ Building on Thanksgiving Eve to participate in a candlelight vigil. A small shrine of caregiver photographs combined with those of thankful …

  • December 17

    The Prediction has been Fulfilled

    • An African American, 47-year-old Barack Obama radically changed the history of the United States on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at 9 p.m. On this day, he was declared President of the most powerful country in the world.  He overwhelmingly won …

  • December 16

    December San Bernardino Rally

    • For those of you who could not attend, our rallies just keep getting better! Our rally in December brought even more people together. We had about 80 people this time. We also had a different emphasis. When it came our …

  • December 16

    Budget Cuts

    • Members of SEIU united on a trip to Sacramento where we protested against the Governor’s proposed  budget cuts. We also spoke with legislators, including Mary Hayashi and her Chief of Staff, Mr. Jasperson. The Chief of Staff informed us that …

  • December 1

    San Bernardino Candle Light Vigil

    • On November 26th, a candle light vigil was held in San Bernardino. Homecare workers and union members met at the San Bernardino union office on Arrowhead Avenue. At 4 p.m. we all walked down to the county offices to fight …

November 2008

  • November 30

    Ventura Contract Negotiations

    • Long Term Care Workers and the Board of Supervisors have held three bargaining sessions in Ventura County. Homecare workers on the bargaining team are hoping to make progress and improve their wages and benefits, but there is much work yet …

  • November 25

    Oakland Member Reporter Training

    • Thursday, November 13th marks the day that member reporters attended training in the beautiful city of Oakland. Among those in attendance were: Sherry Liddell, Brenda Blannon, Roland Alsup, Mao Ling Sieu, Yuan Mei Jiang, Ouyang Kelian and Francisco Daza. English, …

  • November 25

    Oakland Member Reporter Training

    • Thursday, November 13th marks the day that member reporters attended training in the beautiful city of Oakland. Among those in attendance were: Sherry Liddell, Brenda Blannon, Roland Alsup, Mao Ling Sieu, Yuan Mei Jiang, Ouyang Kelian and Francisco Daza. English, …

  • November 25

    San Bernardino Rally

    • The County of San Bernardino is working to cut our wages,  hours, and benefits. In response to this, we must all fight. Supporters of caregivers gathered at the San Bernardino union hall on November 18th to fight these cuts. Our spirits …

  • November 17

    Rally coverage from The Sun, San Bernardino

    • Home-care workers plan rally at SB County Government CenterLauren McSherryArticle Launched: 11/17/2008 10:44:54 PM PST SAN BERNARDINO – Scores of home-care workers represented by SEIU Local 6434 plan to rally this morning outside the San Bernardino County Government Center. The …

  • November 17

    Weekend Warriors, California to Nevada

    • Shirley Leonard One hundred union members from several locals, traveled to Northern Nevada as volunteers for the Member to Member campaign on behalf of Barack Obama’s race for the presidency. Friday, October 24th, volunteers departed from local 721 and headed …

  • November 12

    Weekend Walk for Obama in Nevada

    • Members from SEIU Local 6434 throughout Southern and Northern California traveled to Reno, Nevada, to campaign for Barack Obama the weekend of October 25 and 26th.It was an extraordinary journey.Everyone seemed to be in good spirits and ready to go. …

  • November 12

    Weekend Walk for Obama in Nevada

    • Members from SEIU Local 6434 throughout Southern and Northern California traveled to Reno, Nevada, to campaign for Barack Obama the weekend of October 25 and 26th.It was an extraordinary journey.Everyone seemed to be in good spirits and ready to go. …

  • November 12

    Workers Meet to Join Forces

    • Dear Brothers and Sisters, On November 8th in Oxnard, California, the first joint Tri-County and LA County Latino Caucus came together to celebrate the unity and diversity that give strength to the workers of locals 721 and 6434. The celebration …

  • November 11

    Long-Term Care Workers Celebrate Victory and Involvement in Several Elections Throughout California

    • One week after historic voter turnouts, members of SEIU Local 6434 – the United Long-Term Care Workers’ Union (ULTCW) and its sister organization, California United Homecare Workers (CUHW), are still celebrating the victories of several political races throughout California in …

  • November 7

    Mark Ridley-Thomas Walk

    • Donna Davis October 25th, 2008 marks the day that the Alliance for a Stronger Community held a walk for Mark Ridley-Thomas, who ran for LA County Supervisor. Early in the morning, volunteers gathered in Culver City to collect their materials for …

October 2008

  • October 23

    Trusteeship Update

    • On August 22, the Executive Board of SEIU Local 6434 requested that the International Union impose a trusteeship on the Local due to serious allegations regarding the union’s finances.  At that time, all officers of the Local were removed and …

  • October 20

    Vote No On 8

    • Dear Brothers and Sisters, Yesterday I voted No on Proposition 8. On May 15, 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled that barring same-sex couples from marriage is unconstitutional. Proposition 8 would undo this ruling and eliminate the right of same-sex …

  • October 13

    November Senior Breakfast Highlights

    • A large turnout of seniors, guests and allies attended our latest Senior Breakfast, held in the Los Angeles Union Offices last Friday, November 21st. Jorge Chuc, as well as The Senior Association from Glassell Park, The Thai Health and Information …

  • October 10

    Alliance for a Stronger Community to Support Mark Ridley-Thomas for Los Angeles County Supervisor

    • SEIU members, staff and volunteers gathered in Culver City to support the Alliance for a Stronger Community.  The Alliance is supporting democratic candidate Mark Ridley-Thomas for Los Angeles County Supervisor, District 2 in the upcoming November 4th election.  Always a …

  • October 7

    Come Help Elect Mark Ridley Thomas

    • Dear Brother and Sisters,Please join me and other SEIU members on Monday thru Thursday evenings from 5:00PM till 8:00PM at the Alliance For A Stronger Community headquarters in Culver City, at 5900 Washington Blvd (at the corner of La Cienega …

  • October 6

    San Bernardino Division Meetings

    • Fontana Knopf Senior Center8384 Cypress Ave. Fontana, CAOctober 21, 2008 6:00 p.m. OntarioThe Salvation Army Ontario Corp.1412 Euclid AvenueOntario, CAOctober 14, 20086:00 p.m. RialtoRecreation and Community Services214 N. Palm AvenueRialto, CAOctober 23, 2008 6:00 p.m. San Bernardino San Bernardino Union …

  • October 1

    Bargaining Agreement Updates

    • On September 30th, 2008, San Bernardino homecare workers met with the public authority to negotiate the terms of a new contract.  Workers are seeking an increase in pay and hope to gain greater access to affordable healthcare, job placement and …

  • October 1

    Community Activists Meet to Build Bridges

    • On September 17th, seniors and other residents from the Thai community enjoyed a luncheon featuring traditional Thai cuisine at a neighborhood restaurant. The gathering was sponsored by the Thai Health and Information Services, Inc. (THAIS, Inc.) in Los Angeles. As …

September 2008

  • September 30

    Contract Negotiations in Ventura County

    • The Ventura County Bargaining team began their first round of negotiations on September 24, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with the IHSS Public Authority (PA). During our first meeting, SEIU-ULTCW introduced proposals that included ground rules, terms of agreement and a …

  • September 29

    People’s Convention Rally

    • SEIU Local 6434 joined the Disability Action Coalition, California Actively Living Independently and Free, Miracle Project, Regional Centers and many other community based organizations on Monday, September 15th at the People’s Convention Rally at Ronald Reagan State office building in …

  • September 19

    Working To Preserve The Budget

    • September 13th, 2008: The United Long Term Care Senior Association teamed up with Congress of California Seniors as a part of the letter writing campaign foraged by ULTCW to urge the governor to support and pass a quality budget.  The …

  • September 18

    Mendocino IHSS Office

    • IHSS Public Authority PO Box 839 747 South State Street Ukiah, CA 95482Main Phone Number: (707) 463-7900Fax: (707) 463-7979IHSS Phone Number: (707) 463-7900Registry Phone Number: (707) 467-5875 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share …

  • September 18

    Mendocino IHSS Office

    • Mendocino County Public Authority PO Box 839 747 South State Street Ukiah, CA 95482Main Phone Number: (707) 463-7886Fax: (707) 463-7979IHSS Phone Number: (707) 463-7900Registry Phone Number: (707) 467-5875 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit …

  • September 18

    San Benito IHSS Office

    • San Benito County IHSS Public Authority 1111 San Felipe Rd., Suite 207 Hollister, CA 95023Main Phone Number: (831) 634-0784 Fax: (831) 637-9754 IHSS Phone Number: (831) 636-4190 Registry Phone Number: (831) 634-0784 Website: http://sanbenitohhsa.org/IHSSPublicAuthority.html Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post …

  • September 17

    Los Angeles IHSS Offices

    •                                                    CHATSWORTH 21615 Plummer St. Chatsworth, CA 91311-4131 ANDREA BARKLEY, DRSA*RSA: Gail Washington (818) 718-4351 PH:   (818) 718-4353 FAX: (818) 576-9924 866-822-9622 POMONA360 E MISSION BLVD.Pomona, CA 91768 RAYA RAMA, DRSARSA: Veronica Sigala (626) 569-4564 PH:   (909) 868-6076 FAX: (909) …

  • September 17

    People’s Convention and March

    • The entrance to the Ronald Reagan State Building in downtown Los Angeles was flooded with more than 1,000 workers protesting the state’s budget delay, now at a record 78 days. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share …

  • September 12

    Workers Demand a Just Budget

    • In a series of ongoing legislative visits, ULTCW members and staff have been keeping up the pressure on our elected representatives, demanding that they stand firm and support a responsible budget for the hard-working taxpayers of the state. Bookmark on …

  • September 12

    Delay in State Budget Brings Seniors Together

    • Los Angeles — a packed room of ULTCW members, local residents and coalition groups gathered at the Senior Association meeting on September 9th to get the latest news on the California State Budget. The meeting was held at the Glassell …

  • September 12

    Where is the Balance?

    • I went to Sacramento on September 10, 2008 to oppose the proposed budget cuts. Before I testified, I had the opportunity to hear the effect these cuts would have on various agencies throughout the state. I kept hearing about numbers …

July 2008

June 2008

May 2008

April 2008

  • April 7

    Political Struggles Dramatized

    • The room was packed for the LTCAT (Long Term Care Action Team) meeting on Saturday March 29, 2008. After dinner had been served, a special program about women in history was presented. Women member of the union read speeches and …

  • April 7

    Campaign Kicks Off

    • The County Federation of Labor teamed up with members of the community on Saturday, March 29th at the Mark-Ridley Thomas Campaign Headquarters, to form the Alliance for a Stronger Community to elect Senator Ridley Thomas as the Supervisor of the …

  • April 3

    Workers Rally Against Kaiser

    • Photo Gallery OAKLAND–Hundreds of SEIU long-term care workers throughout California rallied today to show their support for striking security officers and to protest the tactics being used by Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc. (Inter-Con) – a security contractor to Kaiser Hospitals.  …

March 2008

January 2008

  • January 15

    Sentinel Article – Holiday Party at Jordan Downs

    • Hundreds of residents of the Jordan Downs Public Housing complex in Watts, packed the community’s recreation room a few days before Christmas to participate in a holiday party provided by The Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Los Angeles (SCLCLA), …

  • January 14

    GOVERNOR PROPOSES TO SLASH IHSS BUDGET

    • California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed to slash $110 million from In-Home Supportive Services on Jan. 10, in attempt to close a $14 billion state budget gap. His plan proposes to reduce IHSS consumers’ hours by cutting “non-medical” IHSS care, including …

  • January 12

    Statewide Conference Call On Healthcare Reform

    • It was a rainy Sunday afternoon as health care workers attended a statewide meeting that involved ULTCW offices in Ventura, Santa Cruz, San Bernardino, Alameda and Solano.The magic of video conferencing allowed everyone to attend, including President Tyrone Freeman. Bookmark …

  • January 11

    Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

    • Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech on August 23, 1963. Today, that famous speech still has the same power to join all races together and create equality, just as it did on that victorious …

  • January 10

    Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • The SCLC of Greater Los Angeles and the SCLC Dream Foundation kicked off KING WEEK 2008 on Friday with a press conference at Los Angeles City Hall. ULTCW President and SCLC Chair Tyrone Freeman told the crowd that KING WEEK …

  • January 10

    Dr. King’s Vision

    • The Martin Luther parade was held on January 21, 2008. The parade has been held for many years to symbolize Dr. King’s message of non-violence and equality. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share …

  • January 9

    Ted Lieu Briefs Workers on Proposed Healthcare Reform

    • Healthcare Reform Bill holds Promise for Uninsured Over 200 ULTCW members braved threatening storms Sunday to hear Torrance Assemblyman Ted Leiu speak at the Los Angeles Union Hall on the healthcare reform bill. Long-term care union members from Del Norte …

  • January 7

    Healthcare Reform Bill holds Promise for Uninsured

    • Over 200 ULTCW members braved threatening storms Sunday to hear Torrance Assemblyman Ted Leiu speak at the Los Angeles Union Hall on the healthcare reform bill. Long-term care union members from Del Norte to Imperial counties also joined President Tyrone …

  • January 6

    Los Angeles Division Meetings

    • Baldwin ParkMorgan Park Community Center4100 Baldwin Park Blvd.Baldwin Park, CA 91760November 19, 2008 –  6:00 p.m.CrenshawPeoples Coordinated Services5133 Crenshaw BlvdLos Angeles, CA 90043November 13, 2008 – 6:00 p.m.Compton Wilson Park/Banquet Room 123 N. Rose Avenue Compton, CA 90221November 27, 2008 …

  • January 6

    Member Reporter Joyce Hayashi

    • Healthcare Reform Bill holds Promise for Uninsured Over 200 ULTCW members braved threatening storms Sunday to hear Torrance Assemblyman Ted Leiu speak at the Los Angeles Union Hall on the healthcare reform bill. Long-term care union members from Del Norte …

  • January 6

    Los Angeles Division Meetings

    • Baldwin ParkMorgan Park Community Center4100 Baldwin Park Blvd.Baldwin Park, CA 91760September 17, 2008 –  6:00 p.m. East Los AngelesSan Francisco Catholic Church4800 Olympic Blvd.Los Angeles, CASeptember 17, 2008 – 6:00 p.m. GlendaleGlendale Public Library222 East Harvard  St.Glendale, CA 91205TBDHollywood/Dvin Restaurant5123 …

  • January 6

    Los Angeles Division Meetings

    • Baldwin ParkMorgan Park Community Center4100 Baldwin Park Blvd.Baldwin Park, CA 91760September 17, 2008 –  6:00 p.m. East Los AngelesSan Francisco Catholic Church4800 Olympic Blvd.Los Angeles, CASeptember 17, 2008 – 6:00 p.m. GlendaleGlendale Public Library222 East Harvard  St.Glendale, CA 91205TBDHollywood/Dvin Restaurant5123 …

  • January 5

    More L.A. Unions Back Ridley-Thomas

    • Maria Durazo, Executive Vice President of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (AFL-CIO) opened up the press conference on December 17 held at the Kenneth Hahn hall of Administration by announcing the endorsement of Mark Ridley-Thomas for the vacant …

December 2007

  • December 15

    Member Reporter – Joyce Hayashi SuperDivisional Meeting 2

    • New Union Backed Housing Project Unveiled at L.A. Super Divisional Meeting by: Joyce Hayashi More than 1,500 ULTCW members and their families from Los Angeles and surrounding areas gathered on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Rowley Park in Gardena for a …

  • December 15

    Member Reporter – Ronald Alsup

    • Quotes from the Anti-War Rally by: Roland Alsup What people were saying at the rally: Police officers were saying that their California Dream is a crime free San Francisco. After all, their duty is to serve and protect all people …

  • December 15

    Los Angeles County Homecare Workers

    • ULTCW is proud to represent Los Angeles County homecare workers, who provide quality care for seniors and those with disabilities. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to …

  • December 15

    Member Reporter Elaine Cabrera

    • My Life as a Homecare WorkerBy: Elaine Cabrera My name is Elaine Cabrera and I proudly take care of my consumer,Sara M. Sissine, who is 93 years old. Over the years, Sara has developed a heart condition, breathing problems and high …

  • December 15

    Health Trust – Vision Plan

    • Vision Plan   No annual maximum The following services are covered in-full every 24 months for In-Network providers: Comprehensive vision exam Ophtamologist Comprehensive vision exam Optometrist            –  Single vision lenses            –  Bifocals            –  Trifocals            –  Lenticular Contact lenses for medical necessity …

  • December 15

    Member Reporter – Faye Herald Anti War Rally

    • End the War Now Bring the Troops HomeNational Day of Action by:  Faye Herald On Saturday, October 27, 2007 I attended an Anti-War rally organized by the Labor Contingent Assembly.  We gathered at the Federal building located at 450 Golden …

  • December 15

    Member Reporter – Rodica Mocanu

    • My Profile of Maria Hernandezby: Rodica Mocanu Maria is a former homecare worker. I say “former” because her consumers passed away. She’s a member of SEIU, and has been since 2002. Prior to that, she worked in a medical supply factory.   Maria lives …

  • December 15

    Health Trust_ Benefits

    • Benefits Plan pays 90%, up to 50,000, for all services annually PLUS $3,000/year for prescriptions Comprehensive, basic healthcare coverage with the flexibility to meet the particular          healthcare needs of long-term care workers No deductible for doctor’s visits …

  • December 15

    Member Reporter – Joyce Hayashi Michael Moore

    • Michael Moore speaks out for Healthcare Reform by: Joyce Hayashi Filmmaker Michael Moore, whose new movie SiCKO premieres citywide this weekend, joined Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and local labor leaders on the steps of Los Angeles’ City Hall Tuesday. The rally …

  • December 15

    Member Reporter – Joyce Hayashi Asian Pacific Leadership Training

    • Asian and Pacific Islander Union Members Attend L.A. Leadership Training by: Joyce Hayashi Ethnic diversity found common ground in shared issues at the Asian Pacific American Union Leadership School co-sponsored by the UCLA Labor Center and the Asian Pacific American …

  • December 15

    Member Reporter – Richard Alvarez Elizabeth Edwards and Latino Caucus

    • Elizabeth Edwards and SEIU International Latino Caucus by: Richard Alvarez  Many activists came out on a cool Friday night to speak on the many issues that affect SEIU members and their families. September 28th was the kickoff of the Latino …

  • December 15

    Trust Fund_Health Trust

    • Benefits of the Healthcare TrustActs as an advocate for patients Offers a comprehensive benefit plan  Provides a national network of hospitals and physicians offering         discounts on services  Has doctors and nurses on staff to assist members with their   …

  • December 15

    Member Reporter – Joyce Hayashi New California Dream

    • The New California Dream Get-Together, Fresno, October 20, 2007Members plan California Dreamby: Joyce Hayashi On the bus at dawn to Fresno we rode through the landscape of California’s agribusiness heartland, a crazy quilt of pecan orchards and vineyards with an …

  • December 15

    Health Trust – Teladoc

    • Teladoc   Available to workers even if they are not eligible for the medical plan   No more waiting for days or weeks to receive medical attention   Fast, personalized diagnosis to individual medical questions and problems    Prescriptions phoned into …

  • December 15

    Los Angeles Facts

    • FACTS:121,813 Members Wages: 9.00 hr. BENEFITS:Medical:Community Health Plan Member Services: 1-800-475-5550 ID Card Replacement: 1-866-452-2467 PASC/ Enrollment: 1-800-884-1148 Dental: Western Dental Member Services: 1-866-937-4886ID Card Replacement: 1-866-452-2467 Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share …

  • December 15

    Member Reporter – Rene Gonzalez Week of Labor Rights Conference

    • Week of Labor Rights Press Conferenceby: Rene Gonzalez The day had finally arrived for our Super Divisional Picnic for homecare workers in division 4. On Sept 8, 2007 it was a beautiful day at Recreation Park in Long Beach, CA. we …

  • December 15

    Ventura Facts

    • FACTS:2,113 MembersWages: 9.50 hr. BENEFITS:Long Term Care WorkersHealth Trust Fund –Alicare Inc.800-633-5568 or contactyour Member Satisfaction Department @SEIU-ULTCW (888)373-3018 Dental Benefits –Only covered through a Western Dental network provider Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via …

  • December 15

    Member Reporter – Richard Alvarez No Match Laws

    • The “no match” halts an employer from letting go of its employees..temporarilyby: Richard Alvarez For years the Social Security Administration has been trying to have companies in the United States put a halt on workers whose social security number did …

  • December 15

    Member Reporter – Maurice Nelson SuperDivisional 4

    • Super Divisional Meeting for Division 4by: Maurice Nelson The day had finally arrived for our Super Divisional Picnic for homecare workers in division 4. On Sept 8, 2007 it was a beautiful day at Recreation Park in Long Beach, CA. …

  • December 15

    Long Term Care Housing Trust Fund

    • Long Term Care Workers’ Health Trust Fundquality, affordable healthcare The Long-Term Care Workers’ Health Trust Fund is a non-profit organization of long-term care workers who organize benefit plans to meet caregivers’ healthcare needs. Plan Highlights Health Trust Health Benefits TelaDoc …

  • December 15

    Richard Alvarez – Obama Walk a Day in My Shoes

    • Walk a day in my shoes with Obamaby: Richard Alvarez Sen. Barack Obama looked a little weary as he walked up to the podium. In a way, his look is that of a man coming home from a hard day …

  • December 13

    Member Reporter Richard Wyatt District 2

    • The Race For The Open Seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors is Heating Up After a number of years, Yvonne Burke is retiring and giving up her seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. On June …

  • December 13

    ULTCW Endorses Mark Ridley-Thomas for LA Board of Supervisors Open Seat

    • The Race For The Open Seat on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors is Heating Up After a number of years, Yvonne Burke is retiring and giving up her seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. On June …

  • December 13

    Become a Union Member and Join Cope

    • How Can a Union Help? By uniting with others who do the same type of work, you will have a stronger voice on the job and in your community—and you can help create a better future for yourself and all …

  • December 11

    Long-Term Care Workers, Firefighters, Nurses Endorse Mark Ridley-Thomas for L.A. County Supervisor

    • LOS ANGELES – Long-Term Care Workers, nurses, firefighters, librarians, probation officers and other public service providers in Los Angeles County announced on Dec. 12 their endorsement of Sen. Mark Ridley-Thomas for Supervisor in the county’s Second District. “Sen. Ridley-Thomas has …

  • December 10

    Southern California Nursing Home Operator to Pay Employees $4 Million in Class Action Suit

    • Los Angeles – Nursing home workers from 32 facilities across Southern California won a $4 million judgment this past Thursday, after settling a class action suit filed against their employer, Longwood Management Corporation. Forced to work through meal periods and …

November 2007