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UDW Statement on Governor Newsom’s Master Plan for Aging

UDW Statement on Governor Newsom’s Master Plan for Aging

SACRAMENTO – The United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930) issued the following statement supporting California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Executive Order calling for a Master Plan for Aging: “Because the care needs of California’s seniors and people with disabilities are currently not being fully met and the population of older adults is projected to grow by 4 million in the next decade, we welcome Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order calling for a Master Plan for Aging. As a union representing 110,000 workers who provide home care through California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, we are intimately aware of how many […]

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UDW responds to co-sponsored groundbreaking cannabis access legislation becoming two-year bill

SACRAMENTO-In a move supported by the union co-sponsoring AB 1356, Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) moved the bill to the inactive file today. Ting plans to bring the bill, which is designed to increase consumer access as well as business opportunities in the developing legal cannabis market, back to the legislature next year. According to United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), co-sponsor of the historic legislation, their members will continue to educate stakeholders and build support for this important legislation in the interim. “As a union of 110,000 workers who provide home care to low-income seniors and people with […]

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United Domestic Workers Statement on AB 392

United Domestic Workers Statement on AB 392

SACRAMENTO—Doug Moore, Executive Director of the United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), issued the following statement supporting May 23rd amendments to AB 392 (Weber): “I have reviewed the most recent amendments to AB 392 and, on behalf of the over 110,000 home care workers we represent, strongly support passage of this landmark legislation that will save lives and make our communities safer. As a co-sponsor of this bill, UDW commends all the parties involved in reaching a compromise that will allow this important legislation to move forward. AB 392 will be an important first step in creating a system […]

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A police encounter can mean a death for a disabled person. Let’s change the law

A police encounter can mean a death for a disabled person. Let’s change the law

BY ASTRID ZUNIGA AND DOUG MOORE SPECIAL TO THE SACRAMENTO BEE In the coverage of police use of force, we talk a lot about race — and we should. Black and brown communities bear a greater burden than whites when it comes to violence at the hands of law enforcement. But there’s another group heavily impacted by police use of force that’s less talked about: people with disabilities. The danger faced by people with disabilities in a police encounter is laid out in a 2016 study by the Ruderman Family Foundation, which found that one third to one half of those […]

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United Domestic Workers Statement on Governor Newsom’s May Revise Budget Proposal

United Domestic Workers Statement on Governor Newsom’s May Revise Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO-The United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), a union of 110,000 California home care workers, issued the following statement in response to California Governor Gavin Newsom’s Budget Proposal on In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS): “We support Governor Gavin Newsom’s decision to restore the 7 percent cut to California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program through 2021. IHSS allows low income seniors and people with disabilities to live at home safely and with dignity at a much lower cost than institutionalization.” “However, UDW caregivers look forward to working with the Legislature and the Governor to permanently restore the 7% cut once and for all. IHSS […]

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