YOUR UDW EXECUTIVE BOARD
A Union run by home care providers, for home care providers
The members of UDW Homecare Providers Union have structured their union, through the UDW Constitution, to be governed by an Executive Board made up of home care providers. Your “E-Board” (who were elected by mail ballot of all members). The UDW E-Board comes to agreement through democratic process (majority vote) and then instructs the Executive Director regarding their vision for UDW. Each UDW district has elected representation at the statewide Executive Board through their district (or bargaining unit) Chair. It is important for members to come to meetings in their district, and give input to these representatives.
Meet Your Executive Board Members
- Biographies –
UDW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Doug Moore, executive director of the 65,000-member UDW Homecare Providers Union and an international vice president of AFSCME, has an outstanding record of success spanning more than 30 years in building and energizing member-driven unions.
He began his labor career in 1980 as a rank-and-file member of CWA, becoming a shop steward and, eventually, president of CWA Local 9586 in Santa Fe Springs, CA. He subsequently worked for SEIU as an international representative before becoming Ohio state director for the national AFL-CIO, where he was responsible for AFL-CIO programs for more than one million members.
After being recruited by AFSCME and serving as regional field administrator and assistant regional director, Doug assisted in negotiating an agreement and helped build a 20,000-strong, member-driven union– AFSCME Local 3299. He also created the first statewide Executive Board structure for the new local and developed a strong member activist program for the local.
In 2005, Doug was appointed deputy administrator of UDW. His dynamic leadership helped rebuild UDW from the ground up and make it the largest AFSCME local in California. Because of his efforts, the UDW Executive Board appointed Doug Moore in February 2008 as executive director, with full responsibility for managing UDW activities, budget and staff.
In his acceptance speech to the UDW Executive Board, Doug said: “From county board to county board, we will send a clear message that homecare providers matter. We demand to be treated with dignity and respect! We are not second-class citizens and we will fight to end the classism, sexism and racism that we see every day from those elected board in our counties…… We will do this the old-fashioned way: Organize, organize, and organize! Because when we fight, we win!”
Since becoming Executive Director, Doug has transformed the UDW staff and has strengthened the organization’s political, field and communications effectiveness and financial stability.
In 2009 he was selected as Labor Leader of the Year by the San Diego/Imperial Counties Labor Council. In selecting Moore for its top award, the Labor Council made particular note of his efforts to reach out to and engage hundreds of diverse community leaders and groups throughout San Diego County. “He has created bridges to community partners for the entire labor movement, providing a conduit for organizing and political success,” said Lorena Gonzalez, the Labor Council’s Secretary/Treasurer.
In 2010, Doug was one of the key labor leaders in the historic “March for California’s Future,” a 48-day, 350-mile march from Bakersfield to the State Capitol in Sacramento designed to show public support for: Quality public education and public service for every Californian, a government and economy that serves all citizens, and a fair tax system to fund California’s future.