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!

UDW caregivers stage daily vigils at Governor’s office

UDW caregivers stage daily vigils at Governor's office

February 5, 2015 When Governor Brown announced that he was stopping implementation of overtime pay and other wage protections for hundreds of thousands of IHSS homecare workers, UDW launched into action. Today marked the start of just one of our many statewide actions in the fight to win back our rights: every day in February, caregivers are staging a vigil starting at 10 AM outside of the governor’s office. Roxanne Bender, a UDW homecare worker from El Dorado County, was on hand to speak to channel 3’s KCRA in Sacramento. “I believe the governor should keep his promise,” she said. […]

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Justice for IHSS providers: Take action

Justice for IHSS providers: Take action

As you know, the equal rights that we fought so hard for last year have been put on hold, but this is not the last word on overtime. UDW homecare workers are taking action to respond to Governor Brown’s decision not to pay us overtime, travel time, and medical wait time after a federal judge overturned the decision to include caregivers in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). We’ve launched a statewide petition with over 6,000 signatures and met last week on a statewide conference call to talk about our next steps. And we’re doing so much more! Here are […]

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You asked, we answered: Frequently asked questions from last night’s telephone town hall

You asked, we answered: Frequently asked questions from last night’s telephone town hall

Last night thousands of members joined our telephone conference, a town hall-style meeting led by UDW leaders and attended by our union’s lawyer. At the meeting we discussed our next steps for winning back overtime pay, ending the 7% cut to IHSS hours for good, issues with the new timesheets, and more. For those unable to join us, here were the frequently asked questions from the call: We also livestreamed the call! For those who missed it, here’s a video from last night’s town hall:

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The 2015 proposed state budget: How it impacts IHSS providers and our families

The 2015 proposed state budget: How it impacts IHSS providers and our families

January 16, 2015 Last week Governor Brown announced his proposed 2015-2016 state budget, which includes restoring funding for IHSS and ending the 7% cut to our clients’ hours. We are thrilled with this announcement and are calling on lawmakers to support the state’s proposal to protect quality care for seniors and people with disabilities. Over the next six months, UDW members will be working diligently to end the 7% cut. The Governor’s proposed budget restores funding to IHSS through a restructured tax on managed care health plans, which would need to be approved by a two-thirds vote of the Legislature. If […]

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Caregivers react to California’s decision to halt implementation of overtime for IHSS

Caregivers react to California's decision to halt implementation of overtime for IHSS

Following is a statement from United Domestic Workers Executive Director Doug Moore on California’s decision to halts implementation of overtime for In-Home Supportive Services: “It is shameful that California is siding with lawyers and lobbyists for a private industry seeking to protect its bottom line, rather than those who provide in-home care for seniors and people with disabilities for paltry wages. Our state’s home caregivers often live at the poverty level, trying to make ends meet while helping some of our most vulnerable residents live with dignity. In-home caregivers in California have seen their livelihoods cut to the bone through […]

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