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Childcare Workers Aren’t Paid Much At All, So They’re Mobilizing To Unionize

Childcare Workers Aren't Paid Much At All, So They're Mobilizing To Unionize

Remember this the next time you drop off your most precious assets — your kids — with a childcare worker: many of them often take home less than minimum wage for the hours they work. It should come as no surprise then, that they want to unionize. In fact, they’ve been trying to for more than a decade. Today, some of those childcare workers towed a red wagon filled with an estimated 10,000 signed cards in support of a union election through the streets of Sacramento. Continue Reading at LAist >>>

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California’s newest union? Childcare workers turn in petitions

California’s newest union? Childcare workers turn in petitions

Child care workers delivered 10,000 union cards to the state Public Employment Relations Board to qualify for an election after a rally Wednesday at the Capitol. “We’re here delivering 10,000 votes from child care providers across the state in support of the election of our union,” said family care provider Rasiene Reece. Assemblywoman Monique Limón, D-Goleta, paved the way for some 40,000 childcare workers to unionize and collectively bargain with the state last year through her Assembly Bill 378. Continue to SacBee.com >>>

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California Child Care Workers Will Hold The Biggest Union Election In Years

California Child Care Workers Will Hold The Biggest Union Election In Years

Supporters hope a successful campaign to represent tens of thousands of workers will improve the system for everyone involved. Child care workers in California plan to file for a massive union election Wednesday that will cover an estimated 40,000 people, potentially reshaping jobs within the state’s government-funded child care system for low-income families. The election marks the culmination of a grueling 16-year campaign by unions to organize family child care providers who are reimbursed by the state. Although such workers are not government employees, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a law in September granting them the right to bargain with […]

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2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: 365 days of caregivers making a difference

2019 YEAR IN REVIEW: 365 days of caregivers making a difference

As we look ahead to 2020 and beyond, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the events and accomplishments of the past year: JANUARY Victory on cuts to IHSS hours Governor Gavin Newson showed his support for caregiving by eliminating the 7 percent cut to IHSS hours in his first budget proposal. Legislative Scorecard released We released our annual report card that details which lawmakers supported caregivers…and which did not. Sixty-four California State legislators had perfect 100 percent ratings in support for caregivers! FEBRUARY Victory for IHSS Providers in Mono County In the first of many contract […]

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VICTORY! CCPU-UDW scores our biggest win and the whole country takes notice

VICTORY! CCPU-UDW scores our biggest win and the whole country takes notice

On September 30, Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 378, our bill to fix California’s broken child care system. With that stroke of the pen, family child care providers got our collective bargaining rights and the tools we need to make positive changes for ourselves, our families and the children we care for.  Also known as the Building a Better Early Care and Education System Act, AB 378 will finally put decision-making power into the hands of those who know child care best: family child care providers. This landmark legislation grants family child care providers collective bargaining rights, which means that, […]

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