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About IHSS

The In-Home Supportive Services program, or IHSS, was created in 1973 after years of advocacy by disability rights activists fighting for the right to live with dignity and independence in their own homes. IHSS allows low-income seniors, people with disabilities, and those who are blind to receive in-home care provided by someone they trust. Apply for IHSS here.

Our union was founded by followers of Cesar Chavez in 1977.


Founding of UDW


We win our first contract


We win collective bargaining
for IHSS providers


We protected IHSS from a
20% percent cut


We win overtime and
paid sick leave for caregivers


We won collective bargaining
for child care providers

Read the entire list of our union's victories here

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