For the Press

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.


Californians for Coordinated Care

Californians for Coordinated Care

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 17, 2016 CONTACT: Robin Swanson (916) 204-6890 Influential California Health Advocates Form “Californians for Coordinated Care,” a Coalition to Bring Together Pieces of Fragmented Health Care System for Patients SACRAMENTO – Today, a broad range of California health providers, patient advocates and health plans announced the formation of the Californians for Coordinated Care coalition, working to improve care and lower costs through the Coordinated Care Initiative. The coalition includes CAPG, the Voice of Accountable Physician Groups, Alzheimer’s Association, Service Employees International Union, County Welfare Directors Association of California, California Association of Health Plans, Local Health Plans […]

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Homecare workers eligible for overtime pay for the first time in history

Homecare workers eligible for overtime pay for the first time in history

For Immediate Release Monday, February 1, 2016 After decades of exclusion and years of advocacy, IHSS homecare workers in California now eligible for overtime pay Sacramento – Today is a monumental day for In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) homecare workers throughout California. For the first time in history, caregivers for hundreds of thousands of seniors and people with disabilities statewide will be eligible to receive overtime pay. IHSS workers will also be paid for time spent traveling between homecare clients and for time spent accompanying their clients to medical appointments – work time that was previously uncompensated. “This day has been […]

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Caregivers, Seniors, and People With Disabilities Deserve Better

Caregivers, Seniors, and People With Disabilities Deserve Better

Statements of UDW and SEIU Sacramento, CA  — After the release of the Governor’s proposed budget, which makes both restoring IHSS hours and significant re-investment in developmental services contingent on the passage of a renewed Medi-Cal health plan tax, President of SEIU California Laphonza Butler and Executive Director of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930, Doug Moore, made the following statements: “We appreciate that the Governor’s budget sets the intention of reversing cuts to IHSS and developmental services; however, people with disabilities, seniors, and caregivers are tired of being held hostage as Sacramento bickers about passing renewed taxes. We do need additional, long-term revenues, but […]

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Legislature and the governor scored on their support for IHSS in 2015

Legislature and the governor scored on their support for IHSS in 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 8, 2015 Sacramento – Today, UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 released its 2015 Legislative Scorecard. The scorecard ranks California state legislators and Governor Brown based on their support for policies that would help the nearly 90,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) workers represented by UDW and nearly 110,000 homecare recipients. This year, 69 legislators voted with UDW 100 percent of the time. After vetoing three of five UDW priority bills that would have led to improvements in the lives of hundreds of thousands of IHSS recipients and caregivers, as well as family child care providers, parents, and children – […]

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IHSS homecare workers to begin receiving overtime pay for the first time in history

IHSS homecare workers to begin receiving overtime pay for the first time in history

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2015 After a long wait, IHSS homecare providers and UDW members celebrate implementation of overtime pay Sacramento — Today the California Department of Social Services announced it will begin paying In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) homecare workers overtime pay for the first time in history. As of February 1, 2016, IHSS providers who work more than 40 hours in a 7-day work week will be paid time-and-a-half up to 66 hours per week. IHSS workers will also be eligible to receive compensation for medical accompaniment time and travel time in between clients. This announcement comes not long […]

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