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!

Homecare worker protections thwarted in court

Homecare worker protections thwarted in court

by Michelle Chen for The Nation & Truthout December 31, 2014 The front line of today’s labor struggles isn’t the factory floor but the kitchen table: many of the most vocal labor campaigns came from the home healthcare workers who support people with disabilities and seniors. These professional carers have joined in the “Fight for 15” protests, led union organizing campaigns and scored a major win in Washington with an expansion of federal labor protections to home healthcare jobs. But the movement for labor rights at home got thwarted in court this week. A federal judge ruled against the pending […]

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What homecare providers need most

What homecare providers need most

This November we asked UDW members to complete a survey for a chance to win a $200 grocery store gift card (check out winner Maria Villa’s story here). Here’s what you had to say: “I care for my twin sister and she never seems to get enough hours to cover all of the help she needs from me. It would also be nice if she received IHSS hours for the time spent helping her with paperwork and phone calls.” – Shirley in San Diego County “The hours I work cover less than the care my client needs. I sometimes work […]

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Which CA lawmakers stood with homecare workers in 2014?

Which CA lawmakers stood with homecare workers in 2014?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2014 Which CA lawmakers stood with homecare workers in 2014? UDW releases 2014 Legislative Scorecard on key issues impacting in-home caregivers, seniors, and people with disabilities Sacramento, CA – Today, the 66,000 homecare workers of United Domestic Workers of America (UDW)/AFSCME Local 3930 released a 2014 Legislative Scorecard. The scorecard measures the support of state lawmakers for public policy aimed at helping homecare workers and the clients they serve through California’s In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS). Every 8 seconds someone turns sixty-five in this country, which means the demand for caregivers is growing rapidly. With […]

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California caregivers deserve fair pay now

California caregivers deserve fair pay now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2014 California caregivers deserve fair pay now UDW caregivers expect the State of California to pay overtime despite delayed enforcement by the Department of Labor For 75 years, caregivers have been wrongly denied overtime pay and work protections afforded by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). That’s why we fought for this rule to be changed and welcomed last year’s decision by the Department of Labor to do so. The campaign for fair pay continued earlier this year in California, where homecare providers through the state’s In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS) spent months fighting against […]

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AFSCME statement on DOL announcement re: Overtime protections for home care workers

AFSCME statement on DOL announcement re: Overtime protections for home care workers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 7, 2014 Contact: Erick Sanchez, 202-429-5074 AFSCME supports the administration’s continuing commitment to implementation of overtime protections for home care workers as scheduled. WASHINGTON, DC –AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement in response to the Department of Labor’s announcement concerning the implementation of the overtime rule for home care workers: “We support the administration’s continuing commitment to implementation of overtime protections for home care workers as scheduled. Home care workers finally will be afforded the same overtime protections as the rest of the U.S. workforce beginning Jan 1, 2015. “Home care workers, many of whom are […]

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