UDW/AFSCME 3930 is collecting funds from
In-Home Support Services (IHSS) home care providers
in these counties
Alpine, Butte, El Dorado, Imperial, Kern, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Nevada, Orange, Placer, Plumas, Riverside, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Sierra, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tuolumne.
How In-Home Care Providers in California Can Opt Out of UDW/AFSME Dues
For many years now, a private organization, UDW 3939, has injected itself into the relationship between caregivers and their clients, and has collected money from IHSS caregivers’ pay. However, because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2014 decision in Harris v. Quinn, individual provider home care aides can now demand that UDW/AFSCME cease withholding union dues/fees from their paychecks.
The court referred to the requirement for partial-public employees like IHSS care providers to pay union dues as a money-making “scheme” for the union and ruled that the mandatory dues requirement violated providers’ First Amendment rights to freedom of speech and association.
Even if you never signed a union membership card, the state and union will still automatically withhold dues from your pay until you demand in writing that the deductions stop. You can opt out of UDW 3939 dues by completing this form and mailing it to UDW.
There is no penalty for opting out. Your ability to serve clients and receive IHSS funding is not affected. The difference is that you receive the full amount of the funds for the services you provide.