Growing Our Power by Coming Together

January 31, 2023

We are experiencing a powerful shift in this country. From the grape fields to Amazon warehouses and Starbucks coffee shops, workers from sectors that are often overlooked and undervalued are coming together to fight for our rights, reawakening and revitalizing the labor movement.

Likewise, IHSS providers and family child care providers are uniting to build an even stronger UDW—just this year, we welcomed thousands of new members into our union, and used our collective strength and power to win the Workers Tax Credit, affordable health care for child care workers, better wages and benefits in several IHSS counties, and term limits for BOS members in Kern County. Read more about UDW’s wins in 2022

For decades we have worked within our communities and our union to strengthen our rights on the job, fight for racial justice, ensure safer interactions with police, protect our environment, and so much more. We’ve built networks of support at home and worldwide—in fact, UDW has partnered with our union siblings across the globe to take a stand for not only workers’ rights, but for human rights, because we know that we are stronger together.

Since the pandemic, we have poured our hearts into making our work visible and reclaiming
the power of our labor—and though we’ve come a long way, we still have work to do. In 2023, we are fighting for better wages and benefits for caregivers, our second-ever contract for child care providers, and a new framework for long-term care throughout California.

We can’t wait to see where this momentum takes us, and we hope you’ll join us in these upcoming fights.

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