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!

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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2013 Legislative Scorecard

2013 Legislative Scorecard

Every year UDW grades California assemblymembers and senators on how well they are voting in the interests of caregivers, our clients, and all working families. We give every legislator a copy so they can learn more about homecare providers and the ways that their votes impact our lives. We think it’s important to hold them accountable for the decisions they make as our elected leaders. UDW caregivers and anyone concerned about the future of working families can use this scorecard to learn more about their California legislators. Did your local lawmakers make the grade? Click here to read the latest scorecard.

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What’s in the budget?

By David Siders, Sacramento Bee, 6/14/13 Here are highlights of the proposed state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1. Lawmakers approved the measures Friday and Saturday. Gov. Jerry Brown has 12 days to act after receiving the bills.  Read more

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Brown's $96.4B revised budget expects more Medi-Cal spending

By California Healthline, 5/15/13 The revised $96.4 billion spending plan is a $1.3 billion reduction from the initial spending plan that Brown announced in January. The governor said economic growth has been slower than he previously expected because of federal budget cuts and a higher payroll tax on employees.   Read more

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