Child Care News & Legislative Updates

 


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Our union, our future

Our union, our future

2021 UDW convention was all about looking forward On August 31, our elected delegates gathered for our 17th Constitutional Convention. Because the pandemic is still a threat to public health, we held an in-person/online hybrid convention with the main program taking place in the UDW Riverside office and delegate’s joining digitally from satellite offices across the state. Though we hold conventions every three years to carry out the necessary business of our union, these events are also a chance to take stock of where we’ve been—and where we are going. The theme for this convention was “Our Union, Our Future” and, […]

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Child care providers ratify historic first contract with state of California

Child care providers ratify historic first contract with state of California

Members of Child Care Providers United (CCPU) voted overwhelmingly on Monday to ratify their first collective bargaining agreement with the state of California. The historic agreement includes long-overdue pay raises for providers, investments in continuing education for a workforce made up predominantly of women of color, and critical investments to strengthen access to care for working parents and support California’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. “When providers started organizing almost two decades ago, we knew it would mean even longer days testifying at the Capitol, marching across the state, and rallying to have our voices heard,” said Charlotte Neal, a […]

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From IHSS provider to child care provider, Terry Walker-Dampier says “it’s about respect”

Ms. Terry Walker-Dampier lives her life based on a simple mantra passed down to her from her mother: “You are not responsible for how people treat you; you are responsible for how you treat other people.” Terry’s decades as a caregiver and strong champion of our union are a testament to how seriously she takes that responsibility. Currently, Terry acts as UDW’s District 4 (Stanislaus County) representative, advocating for both IHSS workers and child care providers. She cares for five children in her family child care, having worked with children for over 15 years. But before Terry was a child […]

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Election 2020: Ballot Propositions

Election 2020: Ballot Propositions

Find out which propositions will help UDW members—and which ones will harm us and our communities. Proposition 14: Stem-Cell Research Bond UDW Recommends you vote YES Stem cell research may hold the key to promising treatments for many diseases such as Alzheimer’s, HIV/AIDS, stroke, diabetes and cancer. This proposition would raise money for the California institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) and dedicate $1.5 billion toward research and therapy for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and other brain and central nervous system conditions that impact many of IHSS clients. Proposition 15: Schools and Communities First UDW Recommends you vote YES Our union has […]

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California Child Care Providers Unionize

After a historic vote, thousands of California child care workers are now eligible to join the Child Care Providers United union. One member of the new union, Charlotte Neal, said this could not have been formed at a better time as her profession struggles to make ends meet during the pandemic. Neal has been a child care provider for 19 years, and for the first time in her career, she can finally call herself a union member. “It’s a long time coming. I’m excited because now child care providers have a voice and we are essential workers,” Neal said. Continue […]

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