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Statement of UDW Executive Director Doug Moore on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

Statement of UDW Executive Director Doug Moore on the passing of AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka

“It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to Richard Trumka, a fierce defender of the rights of working Americans and a tireless warrior in the fight for justice. A son of the coal mines, he never forgot that all work has value and all workers deserve the right to share in the prosperity they create. As a union representing over 140,000 home care and child care workers, we deeply appreciate Rich’s commitment to building political power for workers by bringing all of our voices into the national dialog. Because of his grit and determination, millions of working Americans […]

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UDW Executive Director Arrested Protesting Unjust Voting Laws

UDW Executive Director Arrested Protesting Unjust Voting Laws

On July 26, our Executive Director Doug Moore brought the voice of caregivers and child care providers to the fight for voting rights. Moore joined civil rights leaders Reverend Jesse Jackson and Reverend Dr. William Barber and hundreds of other advocates of free and fair elections who withstood the nearly 100 degree heat in Phoenix, Arizona, to take part in a peaceful, non-violent march and protest calling on Congress to take meaningful actions to protect our American system of voting and the economic security of working people.   The days’ actions were focused on ending the filibuster, a procedure in […]

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Child care providers ratify historic first contract with state of California

Child care providers ratify historic first contract with state of California

Members of Child Care Providers United (CCPU) voted overwhelmingly on Monday to ratify their first collective bargaining agreement with the state of California. The historic agreement includes long-overdue pay raises for providers, investments in continuing education for a workforce made up predominantly of women of color, and critical investments to strengthen access to care for working parents and support California’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. “When providers started organizing almost two decades ago, we knew it would mean even longer days testifying at the Capitol, marching across the state, and rallying to have our voices heard,” said Charlotte Neal, a […]

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United Domestic Workers Statement on Governor Newsom’s 2021-2022 Budget

United Domestic Workers Statement on Governor Newsom’s 2021-2022 Budget

The United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930) issued the following statement regarding the 2021-2022 Budget: “The more than 120,000 home care workers represented by UDW are deeply grateful to Governor Gavin Newsom, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and Senate Pro Tempore Toni Atkins for permanently restoring funding to California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program and ending the 7 percent cut to IHSS hours once and for all. IHSS is a critical program that allows low-income seniors and people with disabilities to receive life-affirming care at home. Removing the threat of cutting their care hours—a threat UDW members have fought for […]

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Climate change and environmental justice are issues for UDW members

Have you ever heard the terms “climate justice” or “environmental justice” and wondered what they meant? Are you confused about why labor unions are getting involved in environmental issues? And what does it all have to do with home care and child care providers? Put simply, UDW members and our families live in communities that are at the greatest danger from the effects of climate change and pollution. For example, climate change is leading to longer, more severe droughts which in turn lead to deadlier wildfires like that one that displaced hundreds of our members in Butte County in 2018. […]

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