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!

Watch live June 4th and 5th!

Watch live June 4th and 5th!

Today and tomorrow thousands of caregivers from across the state are rallying at the Capitol to urge lawmakers and our Governor to do what’s right and stop the cuts to IHSS. Tonight at 7:30 PM we will gather on the Capitol lawn for a performance and candlelight vigil by caregivers to remind lawmakers why homecare is so vital to so many Californians. Tomorrow morning we will rally beginning at 10:30 AM, and hear speeches by caregivers and community leaders. At 11:00 AM caregivers will head inside to lobby legislators and ask them to support caregivers, our clients and loved ones […]

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Tell Governor Brown: Don’t cap hours for IHSS caregivers

Tell Governor Brown: Don’t cap hours for IHSS caregivers

Last year, the Obama Administration issued a new rule that helps bridge the gap of inequality for low-wage in-home caregivers by giving them the same overtime protections as other workers and ensure the continued delivery of quality care. The Brown Administration here in California is undermining this effort by proposing a drastic cut in hours for tens of thousands of caregivers through the state’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program – cuts that will place workers deeper in poverty and jeopardize the continuity of care seniors and people with disabilities rely on to live safely at home. Sign on, and we’ll add […]

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Latest threat to homecare hurts all of us

Latest threat to homecare hurts all of us

By Vibiana Saavedra, caregiver, Santa Barbara County Right now, California caregivers and our families are facing uncertain times: from cuts to IHSS, to a potential 40-hour-per-week limit on provider hours. We are fighting back together to preserve care for IHSS clients like my daughter Malinda. And now comes the latest blow, a national court case called Harris vs. Quinn, which threatens quality care and the IHSS program as we know it. In an attempt to weaken the collective voice of working people, anti-worker billionaires have pushed Harris vs. Quinn all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. This case isn’t […]

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Caregivers speak out in wake of Governor’s updated IHSS budget

Caregivers speak out in wake of Governor’s updated IHSS budget

Minutes after Governor Brown released his updated budget plan on Tuesday, caregivers, seniors, and people with disabilities spoke out at the State Capitol to send the Governor a message about his proposed cuts to IHSS. “We’re here to tell legislators that with a budget surplus of billions of dollars, California must invest in the care of people with disabilities and our seniors,” said UDW Executive Director Doug Moore. The latest version of the 2014-15 budget proposal continues a 7% cut to IHSS hours and caps provider hours to just 40 per week; both unchanged since the Governor’s budget plans were […]

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Protecting Homecare Together

Protecting Homecare Together

UDW fights back against attacks on homecare Since the beginning of this year, our union has been working nonstop to stand against recent attacks on homecare. In January UDW caregivers educated lawmakers at the State Capitol about how Governor Brown’s budget proposal would hurt California’s safety net. We also explained that it’s senseless to target IHSS for any cuts because homecare saves the state money! Speaking out against the Governor’s budget announcement at a UDW press event, Mary Burch, a caregiver from Stanislaus who cares for her 40-year-old daughter, commented on the devastating effects of the proposal saying,  “I would […]

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