Budget & Legislation

UDW is the home care providers union and the voice of caregivers in the State Capitol. We are fighting together for the issues that matter most to us and our clients: ending cuts to IHSS client hours, fighting restrictions to overtime and provider hours, expanding paid IHSS services and more. Read our 2017 legislative scorecard here!

UDW’s Letter to California Lawmakers on Proposed Budget Cuts to IHSS

UDW's Letter to California Lawmakers on Proposed Budget Cuts to IHSS

The following letter was sent to both the California State Assembly and California State Senate members of their respective budget committees in opposition to the proposed 7% cuts to IHSS hours. The UDW Executive Board, on behalf of 118,000 In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers in 21 counties, condemns in the strongest terms possible the Governor’s proposed budget reductions that arbitrarily and disproportionately target low income seniors and people with disabilities. UDW opposes the following proposals impacting IHSS: Reduce IHSS service hours across the board by 7% effective January 1, 2021 absent additional and sufficient federal funding. Freeze in IHSS […]

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Governor’s May Revise continues support for family child care providers but federal funding needed

Governor’s May Revise continues support for family child care providers but federal funding needed

Sacramento, CA — United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), a union of in-home caregivers and family child care providers in California, released the following statement from Johanna Hester, assistant executive director of UDW, concerning Governor Newsom’s “May Revise” budget: “We are grateful for Governor Newsom’s continued commitment to family child care providers and the millions of California families that rely on their care. Child care providers are the backbone of California’s economy, and are pivotal to our economic recovery. Not only is Governor Newsom staying the course with these essential frontline workers, he is increasing access to child care […]

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STATEMENT: GOVERNOR’S MAY REVISE CUTS CARE AND LEAVES SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES VULNERABLE WITHOUT FEDERAL RELIEF FUNDS

STATEMENT: GOVERNOR’S MAY REVISE CUTS CARE AND LEAVES SENIORS AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES VULNERABLE WITHOUT FEDERAL RELIEF FUNDS

Sacramento, CA — United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), a union representing over 118,000 in-home caregivers in California, released the following statement from Doug Moore, executive director of UDW, concerning Governor Newsom’s “May Revise” budget: “Unfortunately without additional federal relief funds, the May Revise fails our state’s most vulnerable populations by cutting home care hours for more than 600,000 low-income seniors and people with disabilities. It’s clear that the Governor is forced to make distressing decisions, and that we must employ creative solutions, but we must not do so at the expense of seniors, people with disabilities, and those […]

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Coronavirus relief checks are coming—How to get yours

Coronavirus relief checks are coming—How to get yours

Most of us are eligible for federal stimulus payments, but you may have to take action to receive it When the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the $2.2 trillion package designed to help save lives and the economy during the COVID-19 outbreak,  was signed into law on March 27, the first question many of us had was: Do I qualify for a stimulus check? And, if so, how do I get it? For most working folks like us, the answer to the first question is yes, we qualify. If you are eligible, filed tax returns in 2018 […]

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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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