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Nov 27, 2012

Solano County Board Of Supervisors Recognizes November as IHSS Home Care Workers Month

On November 20th, ULTCW members gathered at the Solano County Board of Supervisors as they were recognized for the vital work they do.

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Nov 29, 2011

Sacramento Bee: As In-Home Caregivers Throughout California Are Honored for Their Work, Vital Support Programs Face Detrimental Cuts

During the month of November city and county officials throughout California have been honoring the essential role over six million Californians play as caregivers to family members and friends by designating the month of November as “Family Caregivers Month.” However, …

Nov 22, 2011

Rene Gonzales Ramos’ Story

Hi my name is Rene Gonzales Ramos and I live in Los Angeles, CA. I have been a family caregiver for 4.5 years and I care for my Mother who is 93 years old. In 1993, I was working as …

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Nov 22, 2011

Edik Valijan’s Story

My name is Edik Valijan and I have been a homecare provider since 1999, when I began to take care of my parents Sheram and Zaghik Valijan in Glendale, CA. When they first needed care they had a provider taking …

Nov 22, 2011

Rong Gen Wang’s Story

My name is Rong Gen Wang and I have been a homecare worker for 3 years and a US Resident for just over 3 years. I live in San Gabriel where I take care of both of my parents. My …

Nov 22, 2011

Maria Andrade’s Story

Hi my name is Maria Andrade and I have been a home care worker for 7 years. I take care of my son, Rudy, 24 hours per day and I live in Ventura, Ca. My son had a stroke when …

Nov 16, 2011

Hundreds Gather to Call on Super Committee to Save Medicare

Just as Downtown Los Angeles was packing up and going home for the day, hundreds of SEIU United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW), disability advocates and community coalition members marched from Pershing Square to the Social Security Administration on 6th Street.

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Nov 16, 2011

Rally/March Downtown LA – TODAY @ 3:30

HUNDREDS TO MARCH THROUGH DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES – CALLING ON THE CONGRESSIONAL SUPER COMMITTEE TO PROTECT FRAGILE AMERICANS BY NOT CUTTING MEDICARE LOS ANGELES – As the Congressional Super Committee considers a number of proposals to reduce the national deficit …

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Nov 10, 2011

Ernie Lucero’s Story

Ernie Lucero is a Korean War Veteran who is anxiously waiting for his son, Ernie Lucero to become his full time family care giver. “He ALREADY takes care of me,” Ernie Sr. says “It seems only fair that he also …

Nov 10, 2011

Jeri Contreras’ Story

Jeri Contreras married WWII veteran Henry Al Contreras in 2000. They had known each other for many years, she was 41 and he was 76. “The age was never an issue,” she says, “I fell in love with his wit, …

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