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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.


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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America Must Be Held Accountable for the Original Sin of Slavery

America Must Be Held Accountable for the Original Sin of Slavery

By Doug Moore, Executive Director of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. These are the names of just some of the Black people who have been senselessly murdered in the U.S. this year. And for the past seven days since George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police, cities and towns across the country have seen uprisings of a magnitude we haven’t seen since the 1960s. Except now, the young Black people leading these revolts refuse to turn the other cheek. They are fed up and fighting back. Across the world, from New Zealand to Germany, people are coming […]

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STATEMENT: GOVERNOR’S MAY REVISE CUTS CARE AND LEAVES SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES VULNERABLE WITHOUT FEDERAL RELIEF FUNDS

STATEMENT: GOVERNOR’S MAY REVISE CUTS CARE AND LEAVES SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES VULNERABLE WITHOUT FEDERAL RELIEF FUNDS

Sacramento, CA — United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), a union representing over 118,000 in-home caregivers in California, released the following statement from Doug Moore, executive director of UDW, concerning Governor Newsom’s “May Revise” budget: “Unfortunately without additional federal relief funds, the May Revise fails our state’s most vulnerable populations by cutting home care hours for more than 600,000 low-income seniors and people with disabilities. It’s clear that the Governor is forced to make distressing decisions, and that we must employ creative solutions, but we must not do so at the expense of seniors, people with disabilities, and those […]

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Signing of AB 392 is a victory for people with disabilities

Signing of AB 392 is a victory for people with disabilities

Bill co-sponsor UDW applauds new law strengthening California’s police use-of-force standard For Immediate Release August 19, 2019 Contact: Cherie Parker 619-806-4677 SACRAMENTO — With today signing of AB 392 by Governor Gavin Newsom, California now has one of the strongest police use-of-force standards in the country. These standards are necessary to keep people with disabilities safer when they encounter law enforcement. United Domestic Workers (UDW/AFSCME 3930), a union of 110,000 home care providers, co-sponsored AB 392, authored by Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber, and worked diligently to ensure that the rights and experiences of people with disabilities were included in crafting […]

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