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On this page, we have gathered some commonly requested information on UDW caregivers, our union, and California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. We hope you find this information helpful.

The best way to learn about what we do is to talk to a homecare provider. Please contact Allison Padgett at apadgett@udwa.org for more information about our union and to connect to UDW caregivers near you.


Caregivers demand equal Social Security and unemployment benefits, deliver petitions to Governor Brown

Caregivers demand equal Social Security and unemployment benefits, deliver petitions to Governor Brown

For Immediate Release Thursday, August 25, 2016 Contact: Margitte Kristjansson, 619-548-4304 California home care providers who care for their spouse or child are ineligible for Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment benefits. Sacramento – Today In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) home care workers met at the Capitol to deliver petitions to Governor Brown signed by over 3,500 Californians. The petitions call on the governor to sign Assembly Bill 1930, a bill sponsored by the United Domestic Workers/AFSCME Local 3930, and authored by Assemblymember Tom Lackey (R – Palmdale) with coauthors Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D – San Diego) and Senator Mike McGuire (D […]

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San Diego IHSS home care workers denied minimum wage, file wage theft claims with the city

San Diego IHSS home care workers denied minimum wage, file wage theft claims with the city

For Immediate Release Thursday, August 18, 2016 Contact: Margitte Kristjansson, 619-548-4304 An estimated 10,000 home care workers in San Diego are now making less than minimum wage. San Diego – Today local In-Home Supportive Services program (IHSS) home care workers, members of the United Domestic Workers/AFSCME Local 3930 (UDW), rallied in front of the City Treasurer’s office to shed light on the wage theft being committed in San Diego. IHSS home care workers provide in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities, saving the state money by allowing people to remain in their homes instead of costly institutions. Proposition I, […]

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UDW Culinary Arts Academy offers formerly incarcerated free training to reenter workforce

UDW Culinary Arts Academy offers formerly incarcerated free training to reenter workforce

For Immediate Release Saturday, July 9, 2016 San Diego – Today at the United Domestic Workers of America/AFSCME Local 3930 headquarters in San Diego, the first class of the UDW Culinary Arts Academy graduated. After six months of instruction by Professor Sharon Y. Johnson and Chef Prince Von Coles, graduates have gained valuable skills in baking, marketing, and running a small business – all the tools necessary to be successful in the food services and cottage industry. The UDW Culinary Arts Academy was founded to provide free skills training to members of the San Diego community, including formerly incarcerated individuals […]

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Turning sadness and rage into collective action

Turning sadness and rage into collective action

Statement by UDW Executive Director Doug Moore in response to the deaths of police officers in Dallas, Texas on Thursday night: Last night following a peaceful #BlackLivesMatter protest in downtown Dallas, a gunman opened fire, killing five police officers and injuring seven others. This tragedy follows the murders of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, black men killed by police officers earlier this week. Today we mourn the officers killed in the line of duty, just as we continue to mourn the deaths of our black and brown brothers and sisters at the hands of law enforcement. We pray for the […]

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Say their names: Philando Castile and Alton Sterling

Say their names: Philando Castile and Alton Sterling

Statement by UDW Executive Director Doug Moore in response to deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling: Today we’re enraged about the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, two black men killed by the police who are supposed to protect our communities. Philando Castile was a Teamster, one of our brothers in the labor movement. We have an obligation to act on his behalf, and on behalf of Alton Sterling, Mike Brown, Freddie Gray, Sandra Bland, and too many more. We cannot and will not be silent. These murders are yet another blatant reminder that we have to be […]

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