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 2020 legislative scorecard here!

Vote NO on the recall!

Vote NO on the recall!

Recalling Governor Newsom could lead to IHSS cuts and endanger us and those we care for We’ve won important victories for IHSS caregivers and family child care providers in the last two years, and many of those victories would not have happened if we did not have a governor who supports UDW members and the work we do. Before he was even elected, Governor Gavin Newsom met with our members many times to find out what was important to us. As governor, he became the strongest advocate this union has ever had. Because he is such a strong advocate of […]

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United Domestic Workers Statement on Governor Newsom’s 2021-2022 Budget

United Domestic Workers Statement on Governor Newsom’s 2021-2022 Budget

The United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930) issued the following statement regarding the 2021-2022 Budget: “The more than 120,000 home care workers represented by UDW are deeply grateful to Governor Gavin Newsom, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and Senate Pro Tempore Toni Atkins for permanently restoring funding to California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program and ending the 7 percent cut to IHSS hours once and for all. IHSS is a critical program that allows low-income seniors and people with disabilities to receive life-affirming care at home. Removing the threat of cutting their care hours—a threat UDW members have fought for […]

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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 representing over 120,000 California home care workers, issued the following statement supporting California Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise Budget Proposal: “We applaud Governor Gavin Newsom’s decision to listen to IHSS providers and clients and permanently restore the 7 percent cut to California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) hours in his May Revise budget proposal. IHSS allows low- income seniors and people with disabilities to live at home and avoid unnecessary institutionalization—a life-saving option during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the cut has been funded on a year-to-year basis in recent years, removing […]

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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 host Governor for frank talk on vaccines and equity

UDW members host Governor for frank talk on vaccines and equity

On February 9, Governor Gavin Newsom came to the UDW San Diego office to join a roundtable discussion hosted by our Executive Director Doug Moore. In an open discussion on the pandemic and its effects on our communities, we made sure the governor understood that the state needs to ensure that people like us and our families are top-of-mind as he and other elected leaders address the pandemic and its economic effects. Executive Director Moore pushed Newsom to provide more vaccines and better access for the most vulnerable and most at risk such as IHSS and child care providers. While […]

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