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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.


Brown budget will force caregivers further into poverty

Brown budget will force caregivers further into poverty

Contrary to first appearances, Brown budget contains a stinging hit that will disrupt care and slash pay Post by UDW Homecare Providers Union. Sacramento, CA –  People with disabilities, seniors, and their caregivers joined together today to highlight the devastating consequences of a hidden cut to the In-Home Supportive Services program in the Brown Administration’s budget. “If Governor Brown is successful in denying caregivers overtime pay, it would devastate my family,” said Mary Burch, a provider from Modesto who takes care of her 40-year-old daughter with a developmental disability. “I would lose over 100 hours of pay each month—a 40% cut to my […]

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Governor’s budget contains hidden cut that will devastate low-income homecare clients and their caregivers

  Joint statement of homecare providers on budget proposal that jeopardizes health of seniors and people with disabilities and delivers tough economic blow to women and people of color. As we mark the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, the Administration’s budget proposal contains a hidden provision that will devastate low-income Californians who rely on homecare and on low-wage caregivers, who are predominantly women of color. Just months after the Obama Administration issued a new rule that gives caregivers equal rights by including them in our nation’s overtime protections, the Brown Administration is undercutting this effort by proposing a […]

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20,000 San Diego homecare workers stand with David Alvarez

20,000 San Diego homecare workers stand with David Alvarez

San Diego’s caregivers – the more than 20,000 workers who provide in-home support to the sick, the elderly and people with disabilities – are pleased to announce our endorsement of San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez for mayor. Alvarez has a proven track record of support for working families, and would be the city’s first Latino mayor. As a City Councilman, he has spearheaded and supported the issues that matter: developing new opportunities for affordable housing, ensuring healthier living environments for communities with mixed industrial and residential development, and increasing funding for vital services and economic development projects that keep […]

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Homecare providers reach agreement with San Diego County

Homecare providers reach agreement with San Diego County

  Will bring $7.1 million in new state and federal funds to the region Homecare workers announced today that they have reached an agreement with San Diego County. The new contract secures additional state and federal resources for in-home care for seniors and San Diegans with disabilities. It increases wages for the county’s more than 20,000 In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregivers from $9.50 to $9.85 an hour — their first raise in more than four years. It will take effect once it is ratified by caregivers, voted upon by the County Board of Supervisors, and approved by the State. “This […]

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