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!

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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Our 2014 Priority: Protect Homecare

Our 2014 Priority: Protect Homecare

Our work as caregivers makes a difference in the lives of others. In 2014, we are working together to stop cuts to the IHSS program and to strengthen the bargaining power of caregivers. Cuts to IHSS hours worsen poverty and quality of care Despite California’s $6.3 billion unexpected surplus, the Governor’s budget continues a 7 percent cut to IHSS hours, undermining quality homecare and our ability to earn a living wage. Since many of us are already among the working poor – earning just $10.00 per hour on average – cuts to IHSS hurt California’s economy and the health and […]

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UDW day of action lifts up the voices of homecare

UDW day of action lifts up the voices of homecare

Together, we are standing up for homecare and defending dignity. On January 28th, UDW caregivers hosted an informational meeting in Sacramento for state legislators and decision-makers about the work we do and the people we serve (check out the video here).  We told them: It’s time to get rid of the 8% cut to IHSS California has an $8 billion surplus. It is wrong and unjustifiable to continue forcing seniors and people with disabilities to go without the care they need. UDW Executive Director Doug Moore spoke frankly to the group of lawmakers: “In the near future, one in five […]

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Brown budget will force caregivers further into poverty

Brown budget will force caregivers further into poverty

Contrary to first appearances, Brown budget contains a stinging hit that will disrupt care and slash pay Post by UDW Homecare Providers Union. Sacramento, CA –  People with disabilities, seniors, and their caregivers joined together today to highlight the devastating consequences of a hidden cut to the In-Home Supportive Services program in the Brown Administration’s budget. “If Governor Brown is successful in denying caregivers overtime pay, it would devastate my family,” said Mary Burch, a provider from Modesto who takes care of her 40-year-old daughter with a developmental disability. “I would lose over 100 hours of pay each month—a 40% cut to my […]

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Governor’s budget contains hidden cut that will devastate low-income homecare clients and their caregivers

  Joint statement of homecare providers on budget proposal that jeopardizes health of seniors and people with disabilities and delivers tough economic blow to women and people of color. As we mark the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty, the Administration’s budget proposal contains a hidden provision that will devastate low-income Californians who rely on homecare and on low-wage caregivers, who are predominantly women of color. Just months after the Obama Administration issued a new rule that gives caregivers equal rights by including them in our nation’s overtime protections, the Brown Administration is undercutting this effort by proposing a […]

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