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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.

1977

Founding of UDW

1979

We win our first contract

2000

We win collective bargaining
for IHSS providers

2012

We protected IHSS from a
20% percent cut

2015

We win overtime and
paid sick leave for caregivers

2019

We won collective bargaining
for child care providers

Read the entire list of our union's victories here

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