Homecare & IHSS

Creating a care crisis: State Auditor’s report finds that counties, the state are failing seniors and people with disabilities who need care

Creating a care crisis: State Auditor’s report finds that counties, the state are failing seniors and people with disabilities who need care

Lack of planning and underpaying In-Home Supportive Services providers left vulnerable populations without 132 million hours of care over five-year period SACRAMENTO – A report released yesterday by the California State Auditor found that the state and counties have failed to adequately plan for and fund the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, a crucial program that provides home care services to more than half a million low-income seniors and people with disabilities throughout California.  The report, requested by UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 and Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath in 2020, found that over a five-year period: Each month, 40,000 Californians approved for […]

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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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California must act now to protect IHSS providers and clients during COVID-19 crisis

California must act now to protect IHSS providers and clients during COVID-19 crisis

As a union of over 116,000 home care providers, we are truly frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping the world and changing all of our daily lives. IHSS providers work in the homes of high-risk individuals—and many of us are high risk ourselves. Many of us can’t “shelter in place”, practice “social distancing” or simply stay at home and wait it out; our clients are depending on us and we can’t afford to go unpaid. That’s why UDW is responding to this emergency by calling on the state of California to take immediate, direct action to address […]

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United Domestic Workers Statement on Governor Newsom’s May Revise Budget Proposal

United Domestic Workers Statement on Governor Newsom’s May Revise Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO-The United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), a union of 110,000 California home care workers, issued the following statement in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Budget Proposal on In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS): “We support Governor Gavin Newsom’s decision to restore the 7 percent cut to California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program through 2021. IHSS allows low income seniors and people with disabilities to live at home safely and with dignity at a much lower cost than institutionalization.” “However, UDW caregivers look forward to working with the Legislature and the Governor to permanently restore the 7% cut once and for all. IHSS […]

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ACT NOW: New Attack Threatens Your Health Insurance

ACT NOW: New Attack Threatens Your Health Insurance

A proposed federal rule change will prevent IHSS providers from paying for our health insurance and union dues out of our own paychecks—meaning you could lose your health care if you don’t act now. This rule change not only jeopardizes our health care, it also threatens our ability to come together in a strong union to fight for IHSS and the clients we serve. We have less than 30 days to make our voices heard. MAKE YOURS HEARD TODAY. We have fought hard to earn health insurance through our union and we can’t let this proposed rule change threaten our care. […]

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