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!

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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Victory for Child Care Providers!

Victory for Child Care Providers!

As we began to see schools around the state shutdown, we knew immediately that child care providers would quickly become overwhelmed. We also knew that as more and more people were sent home from work, some would find themselves losing children, and wondering if they would still get paid. Our union, CCPU quickly organized and starting demanding the state come up with solutions to ensure that we could not only care for the possible influx of children, but that those would may lose children would be paid. And we did it! Thanks to the hard work of members like you, […]

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In-home care union says workers need more than minimum wage to survive

In-home care union says workers need more than minimum wage to survive

A union of workers who care for Kern County’s elderly and disabled say they need a pay increase to survive in the state’s costly environment. Yet the Kern County chapter of the United Domestic Workers union has been locked in a negotiating impasse with the Board of Supervisors since October 2019, unable to come to a deal over how large a pay increase the workers should see. Currently, union members receive the minimum wage of $13 per hour for providing light nursing care and housekeeping for individuals who would otherwise not be able to live in their homes. Their salaries […]

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2019 Legislative Scorecard

2019 Legislative Scorecard

Which lawmakers were in solidarity with seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers, and working families in 2019? Every year, UDW scores the California legislature and the governor on their support of policies that impact home care recipients and providers. We also total the overall career scores of our elected leaders to acknowledge those who have consistently supported providers and our IHSS clients. Find out how your lawmakers scored by clicking on the booklet below.

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