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UDW members protect care for seniors and people with disabilities

UDW members protect care for seniors and people with disabilities

Faced with a 7 percent cut to hours, we fought back—and won There are many great things that workers can do when they join together in a union: pay raises, benefits and discounts, and big changes like overtime and sick pay are some of the things UDW has won for members. But when it comes to our union’s top priority, we all agree our number one job is to protect the IHSS program for providers and clients. We know that IHSS saves lives, saves money, and is a critical resource for hundreds of thousands of Californians and their families. That’s […]

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Vote Yes for Child Care Providers United!

Vote Yes for Child Care Providers United!

As you know, earlier this year our union, CCPU, handed more than 10,000 petitions into California state officials declaring our intention of uniting child care workers into a powerful force that will forever change the landscape of child care and early childhood education in our great state. Well, I have some amazing news! It’s almost time to Vote YES and make our union official. In the coming weeks, you will be receiving your official CCPU ballot in the mail! This is yet another historic moment in a campaign full of historic moments. Take a second and appreciate all the hard […]

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Statement from UDW Executive Director Doug Moore on Senate and Assembly Budget Agreement

Statement from UDW Executive Director Doug Moore on Senate and Assembly Budget Agreement

On behalf of the over 118,000 IHSS caregivers we represent, I want to thank the Senate and Assembly for coming to a budget agreement that rejects the harmful cuts to IHSS and other programs serving seniors and people with disabilities proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom in his May Revision. By protecting important programs that allow people to live at home in safety and with dignity, the legislature has forged a path through our current crisis that will lead to better outcomes for those who are already disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and its economic fallout. Thanks to the outstanding leadership […]

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America Must Be Held Accountable for the Original Sin of Slavery

America Must Be Held Accountable for the Original Sin of Slavery

By Doug Moore, Executive Director of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. These are the names of just some of the Black people who have been senselessly murdered in the U.S. this year. And for the past seven days since George Floyd’s murder by Minneapolis police, cities and towns across the country have seen uprisings of a magnitude we haven’t seen since the 1960s. Except now, the young Black people leading these revolts refuse to turn the other cheek. They are fed up and fighting back. Across the world, from New Zealand to Germany, people are coming […]

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UDW’s Letter to California Lawmakers on Proposed Budget Cuts to IHSS

UDW's Letter to California Lawmakers on Proposed Budget Cuts to IHSS

The following letter was sent to both the California State Assembly and California State Senate members of their respective budget committees in opposition to the proposed 7% cuts to IHSS hours. The UDW Executive Board, on behalf of 118,000 In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) providers in 21 counties, condemns in the strongest terms possible the Governor’s proposed budget reductions that arbitrarily and disproportionately target low income seniors and people with disabilities. UDW opposes the following proposals impacting IHSS: Reduce IHSS service hours across the board by 7% effective January 1, 2021 absent additional and sufficient federal funding. Freeze in IHSS […]

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