We are the heart of homecare. We serve our communities by caring for the people who need it most – family members and neighbors who are often overlooked by society.
Our work is rewarding, but also very difficult. This is why we have come together to offer each other a community of support. Through UDW – the homecare providers union – we can speak up about issues that are important to us and our clients. Together, we protect the IHSS program and our families.
I ask you to join UDW. Becoming a member gives you access to extensive benefits, and your contribution powers the work we do every day to protect IHSS. Join us in fighting for what matters most – people taking care of each other.
Editha Adams, UDW President
Did you know that UDW fights for homecare providers and our families?
UDW – the homecare providers union – fights for the issues that are most important to caregivers, our clients and loved ones.
Together as union members we:
Stopped the Governor’s proposal to ban providers from working over 40 hours per week
Defeated a 20% cut to IHSS hours in court last year
Won overtime pay and direct deposit for caregivers
Help providers appeal client’s hours assessments and win back pay
Win pay raises and health benefits for caregivers
Are fighting to end a 7% cut to IHSS hours
Other benefits of UDW membership include:
Free trainings for caregivers, such as CPR and first aid
A low-cost dental plan
Discounts on cell phone plans, auto insurance, and more
For a full list of member benefits visit www.udwa.org/member-benefits
We are able to do all this by uniting as union members.
Sign a membership card and become a full union member here.
JOIN US! Our clients and loved ones are worth it.
Did you know?
Union dues pay for victories that put money in your pocket!
UDW stopped $17 fee for additional FBI background check
UDW has helped thousands of providers get FREE healthcare through the Affordable Care Act
UDW won overtime pay for providers
UDW stopped 40 hour per week cap
UDW stopped pay cut to minimum wage
UDW won pay increases
UDW has won thousands of dollars in back pay for providers by helping clients get more IHSS hours
*New providers may pay an initiation fee of $25, paid in two installments of $12.50.
We are the voice of caregivers at the State Capitol
We help caregivers and clients get more IHSS hours and win back pay