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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.


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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Caregiver Union Joins Broad-Based Coalition to Fight Oil and Gas Pollution in California

Caregiver Union Joins Broad-Based Coalition to Fight Oil and Gas Pollution in California

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 4, 2020 Contact Kobi Naseck 214-609-2439 kobi@vision-ca.org, Cherie Parker  619-806-4677 cparker@udwa.org   UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 to Co-sponsor AB 345 Caregiver Union Joins Broad-Based Coalition to Fight Oil and Gas Pollution in California SACRAMENTO—United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), a union representing over 118,000 home care workers in California, stepped up its commitment to environmental justice by signing on as co-sponsors of AB 345 this week, a bill that would keep oil and gas extraction sites away from sensitive communities. Though California leads the world on many environmental issues, it also ranks among the top five […]

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Statement from UDW Executive Director Doug Moore on Senate and Assembly Budget Agreement

Statement from UDW Executive Director Doug Moore on Senate and Assembly Budget Agreement

On behalf of the over 118,000 IHSS caregivers we represent, I want to thank the Senate and Assembly for coming to a budget agreement that rejects the harmful cuts to IHSS and other programs serving seniors and people with disabilities proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom in his May Revision. By protecting important programs that allow people to live at home in safety and with dignity, the legislature has forged a path through our current crisis that will lead to better outcomes for those who are already disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and its economic fallout. Thanks to the outstanding leadership […]

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