Stronger together: UDW welcomes CUHW homecare providers to our union

Recently, California United Homecare Workers (CUHW) Local 4034 announced that it will merge with United Long Term Care Workers (ULTCW) of SEIU and the United Domestic Workers (UDW) of AFSCME as part of a realignment strategy that is aimed at maximizing resources to better serve homecare providers.

In light of the attacks waged against homecare in recent years, IHSS providers must stand together in order to protect the IHSS program and our clients. This realignment will provide our CUHW sisters and brothers with much needed resources, additional staff assistance and expertise.

CUHW—a union formed through a joint effort by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) to represent IHSS providers in rural counties—has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of their clients and to preserve homecare in California.  We are pleased to know that they will be by our side as we continue to advocate for equality and fairness for all homecare providers.

As members of UDW, we know that we are stronger when we stand in solidarity with one another. In the coming weeks and months, we will do everything in our power to ensure that members of CUHW have a smooth transition as they join our union. A Member Advisory Committee has been established and in the coming weeks this committee will be engaging CUHW providers in every county.

CUHW members will join UDW’s 67,000 homecare providers, including nearly 30,000 members who have signed UDW membership cards in the past year.

Welcome CUHW sisters and brothers! Together, we will be on a much stronger footing for the fights ahead.

Read more: Letter from CUHW President Gail Ennis

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