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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.


Child Care Workers and Parents Secure Landmark Budget Investment in Early Learning for California Kids, Support for Working Parents

Child Care Workers and Parents Secure Landmark Budget Investment in Early Learning for California Kids,  Support for Working Parents

For Immediate Release  June 27, 2016 Contact: Mike Roth, 916.444.7170 Sacramento, CA – The Raising California Together Coalition released the following statement from Co-Chairs Tonia McMillian, family child care provider, and Clarissa Doutherd, a parent and ‎Executive Director at Parent Voices Oakland, on the budget agreement signed into law today that will invest $527 million in early learning and care for children and support for working parents in the state’s lowest-paying jobs: “California took a huge leap forward for our kids today with the repeal of the Maximum Family Grant rule and investments in early learning that will pay dividends for generations. California’s early educators, parents and […]

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UDW statement on Orlando massacre: “Now is the time for true solidarity”

UDW statement on Orlando massacre: "Now is the time for true solidarity"

UDW Executive Director Doug Moore released the following statement in response to the massacre of 49 people at an LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Florida: Our nation is reeling after experiencing the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history. 49 of our brothers, sisters, and friends were murdered at the hands of a man fueled by fear and hate. The majority of the dead are young queer and trans Latinos, and the loss of these precious lives are felt deeply within our various communities. UDW is made up of nearly 94,000 in-home care providers who span all ages, races, genders, and […]

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California caregivers deserve a raise, paid sick time

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, March 28, 2016 Contact: Eli Magaña, emagana@udwa.org, 619-252-0397 Statement from UDW Executive Director Doug Moore on Governor Brown’s proposal to raise the state minimum wage and provide paid sick time to home care workers: “No Californian who works full-time should be living in poverty. And yet, low-wage workers across the state are struggling to make ends meet. Caregivers for the state’s In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS) make on average just $10.71 an hour. They work long hours to ensure that seniors and Californians with disabilities get the quality care they need, but at the end of […]

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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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