We represent nearly 17,000 workers at Santa Clara Home Care In-Home Supportive Services
Caregivers and supporters took their message of equality and justice Feb. 26 right to Gov. Brown’s Oakland front door, as part of a series of 24 hours of events statewide. Join us in solidarity: Sign the petition to win overtime!
Sign up for Text Updates:
Simply text Homecare to 787-753.
Para recibir noticias en espanol a su telefono, envie HomecareESP al numero 787-753.
Sign-up for email alerts: http://521.seiu.org/signup
IHSS Home Care Worker Training Class Schedule for 2015: Click here
New health care choices for IHSS providers and their clients
Do you have Medicare, Medi-Cal, and IHSS hours? Or are you an IHSS provider?
If so, please join the CalDuals team for a free online presentation about new health care options available to you. The Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI) and Cal MediConnect offer a way to get all your Medicare, Medi-Cal, pharmacy services, and LTSS services from one managed care health plan. Learn more during our 40-min webinars:
Thursday, April 30, noon-1:00 p.m.
or Wednesday, May 13, noon-1:00 p.m.
Register for this webinar here:
To listen to the webinar by telephone only:
Access code: 436-086-704
Please note: enrollment into Cal MediConnect or a Medi-Cal Managed Long-Term Supportive Service (MLTSS) plan does not change your IHSS hours, nor your ability to hire, fire, or manage your IHSS providers.
For more information about this program, please contact info@CalDuals.org; please DO NOT contact your IHSS social worker with questions about Cal MediConnect.
Important note: The overtime and travel time pay changes will be postponed from January 1, 2015 until further notice. This is due to a decision made by the U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. on Dec. 31, 2014. This means that you will be paid the same regular pay rate. Our union and other advocacy organizations are working together to fight back on this issue. We will keep you informed regarding any updates on this matter.
Coming up timesheet trainings:
- Chinese | Spanish
Wednesday, January 21 | 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
- English | Spanish | Chinese | Vietnamese
Mondays, February 9, 23 and March 9 | 9:00 a.m. – noon
All trainings will happen in SEIU Local 521 office at 2302 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95131. Call to RSVP at 408-678-3365 (English); 408-678-3368 (Spanish); 408-678-3387 (Chinese); 408-678-3377 (Vietnamese).
Union Home Care Hotline:
English: (408) 678-3365 | Chinese: (408) 678-3387
Spanish: (408) 678-3368 | Vietnamese: (408) 678-3377
. Sign-up for Medical & Dental Benefits, ECO Pass: (408) 350-3290
. Registry – Getting clients: (408) 350-3251
In-Home Supportive Services:
. Social workers: (408) 792-1600
1888 Senter Rd., San Jose, CA 95112
Case Management Information Payroll System ~ State of California
Providers’ Timesheet Processing Status: 1-866-376-7066
Having a problem at work? Contact your steward first.
Chapter Meetings & Events
General Membership Meeting: Sat., February 7, May 2, August 1, October 3 | 10 am- 12 pm | San Jose Union office
Appeal Training: the third Wednesday of every month 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. or 4 pm-6 pm | San Jose Union office
- Jan. 21, March 18 , May 20, July 15, Sept. 16, Nov. 18 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
- Feb. 18, April 15, June 17, Aug. 19, Oct. 21 (4 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
Chapter Leadership Meeting/Steward Council Meeting: last Saturday of every month | 10 -12 pm | San Jose Union office
Chapter Leadership Training: 4-6 p.m.
- COPE/Membership and Orientation Training: Jan 26, June 22
- Home meeting: Feb 23, July 27
- Hotline; March 23, Aug 24
- Appeals Training: April 27, Sept 28
- History Homecare: May 26, Oct 26
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Chapter Chair: Fred Wikkeling
Chief Steward: Tina Nguyen
Assistant Chief Steward: Khoa Ly, Jo Yang, Lu Xu, Po Ling Wong and Kim Pham
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Memorandum of Agreement (PDF)
Demanding equality for all workers, legislators, clergy, seniors and community groups joined caregivers at multiple rallies across the state on Feb. 11, escalating pressure on Gov. Jerry Brown to keep his promise to treat all workers equally under the law and allow In-Home Supportive Services providers to earn overtime pay after a 40-hours work week. Read more…
We continue to fight to get overtime for our home care workers. Home care providers often work around the clock to take care of their clients and deserve the same rights as other workers.