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Our union, our future

Our union, our future

2021 UDW convention was all about looking forward On August 31, our elected delegates gathered for our 17th Constitutional Convention. Because the pandemic is still a threat to public health, we held an in-person/online hybrid convention with the main program taking place in the UDW Riverside office and delegate’s joining digitally from satellite offices across the state. Though we hold conventions every three years to carry out the necessary business of our union, these events are also a chance to take stock of where we’ve been—and where we are going. The theme for this convention was “Our Union, Our Future” and, […]

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Vote NO on the recall!

Vote NO on the recall!

Recalling Governor Newsom could lead to IHSS cuts and endanger us and those we care for We’ve won important victories for IHSS caregivers and family child care providers in the last two years, and many of those victories would not have happened if we did not have a governor who supports UDW members and the work we do. Before he was even elected, Governor Gavin Newsom met with our members many times to find out what was important to us. As governor, he became the strongest advocate this union has ever had. Because he is such a strong advocate of […]

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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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