Capitol Weekly Podcast: Doug Moore, social justice union warrior

Doug Moore is the Executive Director of UDW/AFSCME Local 3930, a union of over 140,000 in-home care providers and family child care providers throughout California.

Moore joined Capitol Weekly’s John Howard and Tim Foster by phone to talk about the challenges his members face providing in-home care during the COVID pandemic, and about the larger challenges facing service employees – particularly people of color – every day.

Moore credits then-Assemblywoman Maxine Waters for inspiring him to expand his labor platform into a broader movement for social change and racial equity; he calls UDW a “social justice union.” He participated in the 2014 protests against police violence in Ferguson, and renewed his call for Americans to contend with anti-Black racism following the murder of George Floyd in 2020.

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