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On this page, we have gathered some commonly requested information on UDW caregivers, our union, and California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. We hope you find this information helpful.

The best way to learn about what we do is to talk to a homecare provider. Please contact Allison Padgett at apadgett@udwa.org for more information about our union and to connect to UDW caregivers near you.


UDW Executive Director Doug Moore’s response to executive actions against immigrant families, Muslims, and refugees

UDW Executive Director Doug Moore’s response to executive actions against immigrant families, Muslims, and refugees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 25, 2017 UDW stands against President Trump’s executive action against immigrant families and planned action against refugees and Muslims We are disappointed and concerned about President Trump’s decision to follow through on divisive campaign promises that target immigrants, refugees, and Muslims. Increasing deportations, building a wall, and banning people from Muslim countries from entering the U.S. will not keep us safer. But they will tear our families apart, and fan the flames of hate and fear. In his State of the State address this week, Governor Jerry Brown reminded us that an estimated 27% of […]

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Days Before Congress Votes on Health Care, Vigil Spotlights Thousands in Higher Taxes, Job Losses, Health Chaos if Rep. Duncan Hunter Votes for Repeal without Replacement

Days Before Congress Votes on Health Care, Vigil Spotlights Thousands in Higher Taxes, Job Losses, Health Chaos if Rep. Duncan Hunter Votes  for Repeal without Replacement

Fight for Our Health Coalition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2017 CONTACT: Crystal Young, 619.806.4677, Mike Roth, 916.444.7170, Maria Elena Jauregui, 818.355.5291 (Spanish-language) El Cajon, CA – San Diego Area residents can expect to endure thousands of dollars in higher costs, job losses, and chaos in our local health care system if Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) votes with his Republican colleagues to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement. At a candlelight vigil tonight outside Hunter’s office, San Diegans who are insured through the ACA joined seniors and health care professionals to tell stories of the life-threatening harm […]

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UDW Executive Director Doug Moore’s response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2017-18 state budget proposal

UDW Executive Director Doug Moore’s response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2017-18 state budget proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, January 11, 2017 “After years of battling cuts to In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) that cause tremendous hardship for the seniors and people with disabilities who rely on the program, we are pleased that the Governor’s budget proposes no reductions or changes to home care services. However, the Governor’s proposal does include the elimination of the Coordinated Care Initiative (CCI). The CCI was an ambitious effort to transform the delivery of health and long term care to millions of low income seniors and people with disabilities. The CCI sought to coordinate services across the care continuum, with […]

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Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is First Target in #Fight4OurHealth; Broad Coalition Launches Fight Against Trump/GOP Proposals to Strip 30 Million Americans of Health Care

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is First Target in #Fight4OurHealth;  Broad Coalition Launches Fight Against Trump/GOP Proposals to Strip 30 Million Americans of Health Care

Fight for Our Health Coalition FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2016 CONTACT:   Mike Roth, 916.444.7170; Maria Elena Jauregui, 818.355.5291 (Spanish-language) Bakersfield, CA –  Today, Congressional Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)’s Central Valley District became Ground Zero in a massive effort to fight back against Trump and GOP proposals that would strip 30 million Americans of health care under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and create chaos in the health care system we all count on. “As a constituent of Congressman McCarthy, I am here to tell him we can’t go back to being uninsured,” said Carmen Morales-Board, a nurse […]

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Governor Brown and the Legislature scored on their support for in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities in 2016

Governor Brown and the Legislature scored on their support for in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities in 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2016 Sacramento – The 2016 UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 (UDW) Legislative Scorecard is now available. This year, state legislators and Governor Brown were scored on their support for policies that impact the nearly 98,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregivers represented by UDW and the estimated 118,000 home care recipients who receive their care. This year’s scorecard also includes the overall career scores of the legislature and the governor dating back to 2009, when UDW began publishing legislative scorecards. “This year, your votes supported policies that will keep people with disabilities safer in our communities, provide a […]

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