Our Union represents more than 50,000 long-term care workers providing quality home care, nursing home care, and residential services in Washington, Montana, and Alaska.
Since being founded in 2002, by uniting together, standing strong, and making our voices heard, caregivers have doubled wages – and experienced caregivers earn even more. But we’re not stopping there! Every time we go back to the bargaining table, we’re fighting for better wages, healthcare, PTO, paid family leave, L&I, retirement, and the right for those we care for to live dignified lives.
Not only does being a part of our Union mean you have benefits, but you also have representation and rights. Whether you’ve experienced issues with your paycheck or had unfair terminations or disciplinary action against you in your career with CDWA, the State of Montana, your agency, or your nursing home — you have the right to representation should any of this happen to you.
Our Union is made of and for caregivers, from our democratically elected board, to the members of our bargaining teams. Caregivers make our Union strong.
Our mission is to unite the strength of all caregivers, to create a better life for ourselves and those we care for, and to lead the way to a more just and equitable world.
We are motivated by our vision of the future:
- Where caregivers and all workers can support ourselves and our families
- Where we can build a life of dignity for those we care for
- Where caregiving is a respected profession that attracts and retains a high-quality workforce
- Where all workers have the opportunity to join a union to improve their lives
- Where everyone has quality, affordable healthcare
- Where we create a more equitable, inclusive, and healthy world for all