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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.


Latest anti-worker move by Trump Administration endangers long term care for hundreds of thousands of Californians

Latest anti-worker move by Trump Administration endangers long term care for hundreds of thousands of Californians

Doug Moore, Executive Director of UDW/AFSCME 3930 On July 12 the federal agency that manages Medicaid announced a proposed rule change that, if implemented, would prohibit in-home care providers who work for Medicaid-funded home care programs from choosing to having certain funds automatically deducted from their paychecks. The right-wing billionaires in favor of this new rule say it’s about preventing “dues skimming” from Medicaid payments. But these kinds of voluntary paycheck deductions—primarily health insurance payments and union dues—are common for workers of all kinds, and the only real reason to ban them is to jeopardize caregivers’ health care and bankrupt […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Trump Administration’s anti-labor agenda threatens home care for millions of Americans

PRESS RELEASE: Trump Administration’s anti-labor agenda threatens home care for millions of Americans

New rule could endanger low-income seniors and people with disabilities and the caregivers they rely on For Immediate Release | July 12, 2018 | Contact Margitte Kristjansson: 619-548-4304. Yesterday the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposed rule change that would prohibit unionized home care workers from paying their union dues directly from their own paychecks. The rule change is based on an incorrect characterization of how dues are collected from in-home care providers who work for programs that are partially-funded by Medicaid, and the 30-day comment period allotted for this proposed rule means that the Trump Administration […]

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Press Release: United Domestic Workers union denounces Supreme Court ruling in Janus case

Press Release: United Domestic Workers union denounces Supreme Court ruling in Janus case

For Immediate Release | June 27, 2018 | Contact Cherie Parker: 619-806-4677 The United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), a union representing 100,000 workers who provide home care to low income seniors and people with disabilities through California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, issued a strong denouncement today of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v AFSCME. “With its decision in Janus vs. AFSCME, the Supreme Court has created a serious challenge to working people and shown itself to be now firmly in the hands of wealthy corporations,” said UDW Executive Director Doug Moore. “By ruling against the ability […]

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Orange County Home Caregivers Among Those Targeted for Harassment by Shadowy Right-Wing Group

Orange County Home Caregivers Among Those Targeted for Harassment by Shadowy Right-Wing Group

For Immediate Release Tuesday, May 17, 2018 Contact: Cherie Parker (619) 806-4677 Explosive report by The Guardian exposes anti-union “toolkit” funded by Koch brothers, Walmart Family Foundation and Freedom Foundation on eve of Janus vs. AFSCME decision Home care workers in Orange County who provide care through California’s Medicaid-funded In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program are up against an ominous threat as they bargain to raise their wages out of poverty and protect IHSS: An $80 million “war chest” funded by 66 right-wing thinktanks including the Koch brothers, the Walton Family Foundation and the Washington state-based Freedom Foundation and run by […]

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UDW caregivers endorse Gavin Newsom for California Governor

UDW caregivers endorse Gavin Newsom for California Governor

Union of 100,000 in-home care workers makes choice after surveying candidates on long-term care policy and positions For Immediate Release March 8, 2018 Contact: Cherie Parker 619-806-4677   San Diego – United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME Local 3930), one of the largest local unions in the state, announced today that California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has received the union’s endorsement for California Governor. UDW’s Executive Board, made up of In-Home Supportive Service (IHSS) providers throughout the state, met with the candidates in February and surveyed their positions on the issues that matter most to caregivers and the seniors and people […]

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