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California’s child care providers win historic union election in landslide

In a union election victory 17 years in the making, child care providers across California have voted overwhelmingly to be represented by their union, Child Care Providers United (CCPU). A joint effort of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 and SEIU Locals 99 and 521, 97% of voters chose to join CCPU. “This has been a long time coming,” UDW Assistant Executive Director and AFSCME Vice President Johanna Hester said Monday. “This win gives 40,000 family child care providers in California the opportunity to bargain for higher pay, better training and increased access to care for every child who needs it.” In September, […]

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Safe COVID-19 practices are the “new normal”

Safe COVID-19 practices are the “new normal”

The pandemic is here to stay for a while. Make sure you are protecting yourself and your client. The COVID-19 pandemic has been tragic and scary. Hundreds of thousands of people have died worldwide and in our communities. Every sneeze in public reminds us how easy it would be to catch this deadly virus. This has been a time of grief and fear. But it’s also been, well…boring. And lonely. And stressful. Many of us have been stuck at home while daily life slowed to a standstill: No movies, no restaurants, no church, no public pools, no family vacations. After […]

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UDW members protect care for seniors and people with disabilities

UDW members protect care for seniors and people with disabilities

Faced with a 7 percent cut to hours, we fought back—and won There are many great things that workers can do when they join together in a union: pay raises, benefits and discounts, and big changes like overtime and sick pay are some of the things UDW has won for members. But when it comes to our union’s top priority, we all agree our number one job is to protect the IHSS program for providers and clients. We know that IHSS saves lives, saves money, and is a critical resource for hundreds of thousands of Californians and their families. That’s […]

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Vote Yes for Child Care Providers United!

Vote Yes for Child Care Providers United!

As you know, earlier this year our union, CCPU, handed more than 10,000 petitions into California state officials declaring our intention of uniting child care workers into a powerful force that will forever change the landscape of child care and early childhood education in our great state. Well, I have some amazing news! It’s almost time to Vote YES and make our union official. In the coming weeks, you will be receiving your official CCPU ballot in the mail! This is yet another historic moment in a campaign full of historic moments. Take a second and appreciate all the hard […]

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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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