Budget & Legislation

UDW is the home care providers union and the voice of caregivers in the State Capitol. We are fighting together for the issues that matter most to us and our clients: ending cuts to IHSS client hours, fighting restrictions to overtime and provider hours, expanding paid IHSS services and more. Read our 2020 legislative scorecard here!

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 representing over 120,000 California home care workers, issued the following statement supporting California Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise Budget Proposal: “We applaud Governor Gavin Newsom’s decision to listen to IHSS providers and clients and permanently restore the 7 percent cut to California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) hours in his May Revise budget proposal. IHSS allows low- income seniors and people with disabilities to live at home and avoid unnecessary institutionalization—a life-saving option during the COVID-19 pandemic. Though the cut has been funded on a year-to-year basis in recent years, removing […]

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Creating a care crisis: State Auditor’s report finds that counties, the state are failing seniors and people with disabilities who need care

Creating a care crisis: State Auditor’s report finds that counties, the state are failing seniors and people with disabilities who need care

Lack of planning and underpaying In-Home Supportive Services providers left vulnerable populations without 132 million hours of care over five-year period SACRAMENTO – A report released yesterday by the California State Auditor found that the state and counties have failed to adequately plan for and fund the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program, a crucial program that provides home care services to more than half a million low-income seniors and people with disabilities throughout California.  The report, requested by UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 and Assemblymember Tasha Boerner Horvath in 2020, found that over a five-year period: Each month, 40,000 Californians approved for […]

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UDW members host Governor for frank talk on vaccines and equity

UDW members host Governor for frank talk on vaccines and equity

On February 9, Governor Gavin Newsom came to the UDW San Diego office to join a roundtable discussion hosted by our Executive Director Doug Moore. In an open discussion on the pandemic and its effects on our communities, we made sure the governor understood that the state needs to ensure that people like us and our families are top-of-mind as he and other elected leaders address the pandemic and its economic effects. Executive Director Moore pushed Newsom to provide more vaccines and better access for the most vulnerable and most at risk such as IHSS and child care providers. While […]

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2020 Legislative Scorecard

2020 Legislative Scorecard

Which lawmakers were in solidarity with seniors, people with disabilities, caregivers, and working families in 2020? During 2020, IHSS caregivers and family child care providers served heroically as frontline, essential workers during a pandemic. Yet we once again had to defend IHSS from budget cuts and saw thousands of child cares close due to the pandemic. More than ever, we needed champions in state government that saw our value and helped us stay safe and do our work. Every year, UDW scores the California legislature and the governor on their support of policies that impact our members. This year, those […]

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Gov. Newsom vetoes AB 1993, denies rights to unemployment insurance for 123,402 family caregivers

Gov. Newsom vetoes AB 1993, denies rights to unemployment insurance for 123,402 family caregivers

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 30, 2020 Contact: Margitte Kristjansson, 619-548-4304 Gov. Newsom vetoes AB 1993, denies rights to unemployment insurance for 123,402 family caregivers Sacramento, CA – When COVID-19 hit and statewide stay-at-home orders were issued, In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) caregivers continued to provide quality care for low-income seniors and people with disabilities, keeping them out of deadly hospitals and nursing homes—even without access to PPE. The governor called them “essential”, the public called them heroes. But today, Governor Newsom vetoed AB 1993, the Family Caregiver Economic Security Act, and refused 123,402 family caregivers the right to unemployment insurance. These […]

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