Child Care News & Legislative Updates


UDW-CCPU is working to unite family child care providers!

Stay updated on the latest news and legislative updates below.

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UDW Family child care providers are uniting!

UDW Family child care providers are uniting!

Last night, we held our first UDW family child care providers meeting. Attendees were able to join the meeting by phone and in person at our UDW office in Sacramento. During the meeting, we learned more about UDW and the work we are doing to unite providers in order to win improvements for us and our families. We also discussed the new law that will raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. Family child care providers were left out and will not receive a raise under the new law, but we will be required, as small […]

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UDW Family Child Care Legislation

UDW Family Child Care Legislation

UDW has an office located just blocks from the Capitol where we track and monitor the legislation that impacts family child care providers. This year, our priorities include establishing an appeals process and creating more training opportunities for family child care providers. The status of each bill on this list is updated regularly. Learn more about how bills become law here. BILLS WE ARE SPONSORING BILLS WE SUPPORT BILLS WE ARE WATCHING    

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Child Care Providers Applaud CA $15 Minimum Wage Increase, Look To Achieve Wage Equivalent

Child Care Providers Applaud CA $15 Minimum Wage Increase, Look To Achieve Wage Equivalent

Originally posted here on the Raising California Together blog The Raising California Together coalition released the following statement today from Co-Chair Tonia McMillian, a child care provider from Bellflower, in response to the historic announcement of raising of California’s minimum wage: “Child care providers have been a strong and vital part of the Fight for 15 that has changed the conversation about poverty in America and created the momentum for today’s historic agreement. We’re proud to have fought alongside the low-wage families we that serve to break a cycle of poverty that strains our families and holds our kids back […]

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UDW renews its commitment to family child care providers

UDW renews its commitment to family child care providers

On Saturday, November 7th, UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 held a conference call with family child care providers. We learned more about the union and the team who will be mobilizing and helping providers build power including UDW executive team member Johanna Hester, our organizer on-the-ground Rosa Soto, as well as Jennifer Shaw and Charles Lester from AFSCME. Johanna introduced us to UDW saying, “UDW has been a union for homecare providers since the 1970s. Since the beginning, we’ve been committed to protecting and improving the homecare system for our members, as well as the seniors and people with disabilities who need […]

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Winning justice for homecare: UDW legislative update

Winning justice for homecare: UDW legislative update

October 13, 2015 UDW is the homecare providers union and the voice of caregivers in Sacramento. In 2015 we are fighting for justice for homecare, and the issues that matter most to homecare providers and our clients: ending cuts to IHSS hours, expanding paid IHSS services for our clients and loved ones, and state level collective bargaining. Our union also takes positions on legislation that would impact California’s working families. During the 2015 legislative session, we used our voices to fight for issues that matter to caregivers and homecare recipients. We successfully ended the recession era 7% cut making IHSS the only major […]

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