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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.


CA Homecare Providers File Wage Theft Claims Against the State

CA Homecare Providers File Wage Theft Claims Against the State

2/11/2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CA Homecare Providers File Wage Theft Claims Against the State Pressure Mounts for Governor Brown to Honor Overtime Protections On Wednesday, dozens of homecare workers who are part of California’s In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS) filed wage theft claims against the state at Department of Industrial Relations offices in San Diego, Santa Ana, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, and Bakersfield. The day’s events occurred as a result of growing frustration at Governor Jerry Brown’s refusal to implement state legislation passed last year that would have provided homecare workers with overtime and other wage protections for the […]

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Caregivers react to California’s decision to halt implementation of overtime for IHSS

Caregivers react to California's decision to halt implementation of overtime for IHSS

Following is a statement from United Domestic Workers Executive Director Doug Moore on California’s decision to halts implementation of overtime for In-Home Supportive Services: “It is shameful that California is siding with lawyers and lobbyists for a private industry seeking to protect its bottom line, rather than those who provide in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities for paltry wages. Our state’s home caregivers often live at the poverty level, trying to make ends meet while helping some of our most vulnerable residents live with dignity. In-home caregivers in California have seen their livelihoods cut to the bone through […]

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California caregivers decry court ruling, urge Gov. Brown to provide equal rights

California caregivers decry court ruling, urge Gov. Brown to provide equal rights

Statement from UDW Executive Director Doug Moore on today’s federal court ruling that stops Department of Labor regulations for homecare workers “We are deeply disappointed that the judge has once again sided with lawyers and lobbyists for a private industry that only seeks to protect its bottom line. Those who provide in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities are often living at the poverty level, trying to make ends meet while helping some of our most vulnerable residents live with dignity. This ruling is not only devastating but short-sighted. Shortchanging working families and forcing more disabled and elderly residents […]

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CA Homecare Workers Urge Lawmakers to Approve Governor’s Call to restore IHSS Funding

CA Homecare Workers Urge Lawmakers to Approve Governor’s Call to restore IHSS Funding

For Immediate Release Friday, Jan. 9, 2015 CA Homecare Workers Urge Lawmakers to Approve Governor’s Call to restore IHSS Funding Despite improving budget picture, homecare workers await action on overtime pay SACRAMENTO – California’s homecare workers cautiously celebrated their first good budget news in years, as Gov. Jerry Brown proposed in his 2015-16 Budget to end a longstanding 7 percent cut to hours of in-home care for residents who are elderly or have disabilities. If approved by the Legislature, the restoration of funding to California’s In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS) would take effect July 15, 2015, and would offer a small […]

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The NAACP and UDW celebrates the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The NAACP and UDW celebrates the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 6, 2015 Contact: PROGRAM CHAIR, Beverly Washington at (805)-878-0612 or (805)-352-1028 The NAACP and UDW celebrates the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Santa Maria/Lompoc Branch of the National Association For The Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and United Domestic Workers (UDW) will hold Celebrations honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  on Saturday, January 17, 2014.   The first Celebration begins at 1:00 p.m. at UDW, the Homecare Providers Union, 402 South Miller, Santa Maria.  Dr. Donald Wesson, Pastor of New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, Santa Maria, is the keynote speaker and this […]

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