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United Domestic Workers Statement on Governor Newsom’s 2021-2022 Budget

United Domestic Workers Statement on Governor Newsom’s 2021-2022 Budget

The United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930) issued the following statement regarding the 2021-2022 Budget: “The more than 120,000 home care workers represented by UDW are deeply grateful to Governor Gavin Newsom, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and Senate Pro Tempore Toni Atkins for permanently restoring funding to California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program and ending the 7 percent cut to IHSS hours once and for all. IHSS is a critical program that allows low-income seniors and people with disabilities to receive life-affirming care at home. Removing the threat of cutting their care hours—a threat UDW members have fought for […]

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United Domestic Workers Statement on Governor Newsom’s May Revise Budget Proposal

United Domestic Workers Statement on Governor Newsom’s May Revise Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO-The United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), a union representing over 120,000 California home care workers, issued the following statement supporting California Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise Budget Proposal: “We applaud Governor Gavin Newsom’s decision to listen to IHSS providers and clients and permanently restore the 7 percent cut to California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) hours in his May Revise budget proposal. IHSS allows low- income seniors and people with disabilities to live at home and avoid unnecessary institutionalization—a life-saving option during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the cut has been funded on a year-to-year basis in recent years, removing […]

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True justice

True justice

By Doug Moore, Executive Director of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 Last summer when the brutal murder of George Floyd sparked action and outrage across the globe, I said this could be a turning point if we let it be. There have been too many George Floyds over the decades, but the collective grief and anger over Floyd’s death—and the deaths of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery—were felt across continents.  Today’s guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin, the officer who murdered George Floyd, is the kind of justice that only happens when we all stand together and say “enough is enough”. It is […]

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UDW Statement of Solidarity Against Anti-Asian Violence and Discrimination

UDW Statement of Solidarity Against Anti-Asian Violence and Discrimination

The recent increase in hate and violence against Asian Americans across the country and right here in California is antithetical to everything we stand for as a union, and we will not be silent. That many of these crimes have been committed against elders is especially shameful. As Executive Director and Assistant Executive Director of UDW, we represent over 140,000 home caregivers and family child care providers. Almost 20 percent of our members identify as Asian American Pacific Islander (API). Any attack on a member of the API community, be it words or violence, is an attack on all of […]

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Creating a care crisis: State Auditor’s report finds that counties, the state are failing seniors and people with disabilities who need care

Creating a care crisis: State Auditor’s report finds that counties, the state are failing seniors and people with disabilities who need care

Lack of planning and underpaying In-Home Supportive Services providers left vulnerable populations without 132 million hours of care over five-year period SACRAMENTO – A report released yesterday by the California State Auditor found that the state and counties have failed to adequately plan for and fund the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, a crucial program that provides home care services to more than half a million low-income seniors and people with disabilities throughout California.  The report, requested by UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 and Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath in 2020, found that over a five-year period: Each month, 40,000 Californians approved for […]

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