Fighting to raise caregiver pay, county by county

IHSS providers fill an essential need for California: caring for low-income seniors and people with disabilities in their homes so they can live in comfort and with dignity—and so the state doesn’t have to pay for more costly institutional care.

We save money and we save lives, but often we are paid like we don’t matter. UDW caregivers are fighting to change that.

The power of our united voices can really make a difference—and our voices are bringing wins for our members in many counties. In San Diego County last year, we won a raise and dropped health care premiums from $70/month to $30/month, and effectively eliminated the health insurance wait list. In San Luis Obispo County, members won a new contract that rose wages to $12/hr right away, and then to $13/hr in 2019. Tuolumne County is also getting a raise: $11.50/hr on July 1, 2018, $12.50 on January 1, 2019 and $13.50/hr on January 1, 2020!

But these wage and benefit increases aren’t just handed to us—we have to push the counties and show that we are serious. If you want to help raise caregiver pay, contact your county UDW office to find out how you can get involved!

Here’s the latest county-by-county news in bargaining:


San Diego County

San Luis Obispo County

Tuolumne County

Santa Barbara County


Alpine County

Mono County

Stanislaus County

Stanislaus County

Madera, Mariposa, and Merced Counties

Kern County

Butte County

El Dorado County

Nevada, Plumas, and Sierra Counties

Sutter County

Placer County

Imperial County

Orange County

Riverside County


Paid for by United Domestic Workers of America Action Fund, sponsored by United Domestic Workers of America. Not authorized by a candidate or a committee controlled by a candidate.