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United Domestic Workers Statement on Governor Newsom’s 2021-2022 Budget

United Domestic Workers Statement on Governor Newsom’s 2021-2022 Budget

The United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930) issued the following statement regarding the 2021-2022 Budget: “The more than 120,000 home care workers represented by UDW are deeply grateful to Governor Gavin Newsom, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, and Senate Pro Tempore Toni Atkins for permanently restoring funding to California’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program and ending the 7 percent cut to IHSS hours once and for all. IHSS is a critical program that allows low-income seniors and people with disabilities to receive life-affirming care at home. Removing the threat of cutting their care hours—a threat UDW members have fought for […]

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Climate change and environmental justice are issues for UDW members

Have you ever heard the terms “climate justice” or “environmental justice” and wondered what they meant? Are you confused about why labor unions are getting involved in environmental issues? And what does it all have to do with home care and child care providers? Put simply, UDW members and our families live in communities that are at the greatest danger from the effects of climate change and pollution. For example, climate change is leading to longer, more severe droughts which in turn lead to deadlier wildfires like that one that displaced hundreds of our members in Butte County in 2018. […]

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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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IHSS providers may be eligible for $1200 tax credit

IHSS providers may be eligible for $1200 tax credit

Taxes are due soon, and IHSS providers may qualify for a $600 or $1200 tax credit through the Golden State Stimulus. The deadline is May 17th for providers who are eligible to file for this credit. Live-in providers whose wages are exempt from taxes may qualify by using their last paystub of the 2020 tax year which can be found on the Electronic Service portal.  Golden State Stimulus payments are being issued by the State of California Franchise Tax Board (FTB). More information about the Golden State stimulus can be found here.  Additionally, all IHSS providers can e-file their California taxes directly to the FTB by using CalFile.  To qualify, an IHSS provider must: Have […]

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True justice

True justice

By Doug Moore, Executive Director of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 Last summer when the brutal murder of George Floyd sparked action and outrage across the globe, I said this could be a turning point if we let it be. There have been too many George Floyds over the decades, but the collective grief and anger over Floyd’s death—and the deaths of Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery—were felt across continents.  Today’s guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin, the officer who murdered George Floyd, is the kind of justice that only happens when we all stand together and say “enough is enough”. It is […]

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