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!

2014 Legislative victories: Winning for the future of homecare in California!

2014 Legislative victories: Winning for the future of homecare in California!

The 2014 legislative year saw historic victories for homecare, despite some serious challenges. After months of fighting for equality and justice for caregivers and our clients and loved ones, we are incredibly proud of what we achieved together. Our successes in 2014 will create an even stronger foundation for the future of homecare! Our wins included: For the first time in history we won paid overtime for IHSS providers. We also stopped the Governor’s proposed restriction to overtime hours, so that all IHSS providers can enjoy this benefit. We continue to fight to ensure that IHSS clients with waivers and other special […]

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Fighting together for homecare: UDW legislative update

Fighting together for homecare: UDW legislative update

UDW is the homecare 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. The 2014 California legislative session ended Saturday morning, August 30 2014. The Governor had until September 30, 2014 to sign or veto each bill. BILLS WE SPONSORED BILLS WE SUPPORTED BILLS WE WATCHED BILLS WE OPPOSED Join us to protect homecare! Contact your local office today to get involved.  

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I’m a union member because together we fought for overtime pay and we won!

I’m a union member because together we fought for overtime pay and we won!

By Andrea Vidales, caregiver, Merced County This year caregivers faced a limit on our hours that would have disrupted care for our clients and pushed many of us further into poverty. But thanks to our collective strength from coming together as a union, we were able to fight side-by-side with our clients and families to ensure continuity of care and the overtime pay we deserved. Our historic budget win this June, which overturned Governor Brown’s proposal to ban providers from working more than 40 hours per week, should take effect in January 2015. For the first time in history, caregivers […]

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Overtime will help so many of us – let’s stay united!

Overtime will help so many of us – let’s stay united!

By Cindy Chapman, homecare provider from Placer County Seven months ago I was a mom and a care provider just living my daily routine like so many of us. Then the governor announced his plans to cap provider hours at 40 per week, jeopardizing my family’s well-being, and my life changed forever. In addition to being a mother of five, I also became an In-Home Supportive Services advocate and one of the public faces of this fight. Much to my own surprise, I found myself speaking to reporters and testifying in Sacramento at legislative hearings, despite being very nervous about […]

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Caregivers defeat attempt to limit hours to 40 per week and ban overtime

Caregivers defeat attempt to limit hours to 40 per week and ban overtime

To watch in Spanish click here | for Vietnamese click here See our 2014 Budget FAQ for frequently asked questions about this budget. Budget FAQ (in pdf):  English  |  Spanish  |  Vietnamese On June 15, the Legislature voted to protect continuity of care for our clients and fund overtime pay for IHSS caregivers for the first time in history. Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 855 into law, which outlines the rules around pay for overtime, travel time and medical accompaniment for IHSS caregivers. SB 855 will: Fund overtime pay for IHSS providers, not to exceed a weekly limit of 61 […]

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