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United Domestic Workers Statement on the California Budget

United Domestic Workers Statement on the California Budget

SACRAMENTO-The United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), a union of 110,000 California home care workers, issued the following statement regarding the California 2019-2020 Budget: “The first budget signed by Governor Gavin Newsom gives us many reasons to be optimistic about the future of long-term care in California. This budget shows Assembly Speaker Rendon, Senate Pro Tem Atkins, and Governor Newsom clearly recognize that long-term care needs to be a top priority in the immediate future in order to avert a humanitarian disaster in which we are unable to meet the needs of our growing aging population.” “We are especially […]

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Are you prepared for fire season?

Are you prepared for fire season?

It’s fire season again in California, and we want to urge all of our members to go over their safety plans with their clients and families to make sure we all stay safe and secure. As you know, hundreds of our members in Butte County were evacuated from their homes last November during the Camp Fire. Many of them lost everything. And, as caregivers, it is especially sad for us to see that most of the 85 people who died in the Camp Fire were seniors. In fact, people over the age of 65 are at the greatest risk of […]

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UDW Statement on Governor Newsom’s Master Plan for Aging

UDW Statement on Governor Newsom’s Master Plan for Aging

SACRAMENTO – The United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930) issued the following statement supporting California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order calling for a Master Plan for Aging: “Because the care needs of California’s seniors and people with disabilities are currently not being fully met and the population of older adults is projected to grow by 4 million in the next decade, we welcome Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order calling for a Master Plan for Aging. As a union representing 110,000 workers who provide home care through California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, we are intimately aware of how many […]

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UDW responds to co-sponsored groundbreaking cannabis access legislation becoming two-year bill

SACRAMENTO-In a move supported by the union co-sponsoring AB 1356, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) moved the bill to the inactive file today. Ting plans to bring the bill, which is designed to increase consumer access as well as business opportunities in the developing legal cannabis market, back to the legislature next year. According to United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), co-sponsor of the historic legislation, their members will continue to educate stakeholders and build support for this important legislation in the interim. “As a union of 110,000 workers who provide home care to low-income seniors and people with […]

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United Domestic Workers Statement on AB 392

United Domestic Workers Statement on AB 392

SACRAMENTO—Doug Moore, Executive Director of the United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), issued the following statement supporting May 23rd amendments to AB 392 (Weber): “I have reviewed the most recent amendments to AB 392 and, on behalf of the over 110,000 home care workers we represent, strongly support passage of this landmark legislation that will save lives and make our communities safer. As a co-sponsor of this bill, UDW commends all the parties involved in reaching a compromise that will allow this important legislation to move forward. AB 392 will be an important first step in creating a system […]

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