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California Women Leaders Call on Gov. Brown to Bolster Child Care System

California Women Leaders Call on Gov. Brown to Bolster Child Care System

SB 548 (De León) a Critical Step to Strengthen Early Education Workforce Sacramento, CA — Prominent women leaders from across California are calling on Governor Jerry Brown to strengthen the state’s early education workforce to boost working women and their children. Civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, former Assemblywoman Jackie Goldberg, NAACP President Alice Huffman, and labor leaders Maria Elena Durazo (UNITE HERE), Laphonza Butler (SEIU) and Yvonne Walker (SEIU) are among the notable California women urging Governor Brown to sign SB 548 (De León), the Raising Child Care Quality Act, in a joint letter released today. The letter, signed by […]

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A day of action at the Capitol for child care

A day of action at the Capitol for child care

Last week, dozens of homecare workers joined child care providers at the state capitol in Sacramento for a day of action to urge lawmakers to pass Senate Bill 548 – The Raising Child Care Quality and Accessibility Act. The bill would give child care providers the right to unionize, improve the quality of child care through training for providers, and authorize a study that would determine how to improve parental engagement. The action at the Capitol came in a week of spotlighting the changes that need to be made to the child care system. Earlier, U.S. Representative Barbara Lee toured […]

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Childcare workers want higher pay and cheaper childcare

Childcare workers want higher pay and cheaper childcare

Cora Lewis, BuzzFeed, August 2, 2015 Hoping to replicate labor’s success with fast food workers, advocates say they “don’t see tension” in twin goals of increasing pay and making childcare more affordable. Home care workers are riding the momentum of the national movement to raise the minimum wage, seeking higher pay for a job that is essential to the lives of millions of American families. But in pushing for a raise to $15 an hour, similar to their peers working in the fast food industry, they must navigate a tricky conflict in progressive political priorities: on the one hand, raising […]

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California advocates still pushing to unionize child care providers

California advocates still pushing to unionize child care providers

Andrew Holzman, Sacramento Bee, July 5, 2015 Pamela Sharp’s day starts at 5:30 a.m., when she gets up to make breakfast for the children she watches all day in her home. She’s open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., five days a week. Sharp says she provides children with more than oversight. She says the kids read together and talk about their goals, that teachers and parents say children from her program excel when they go to school. But she doesn’t feel like she gets the dignity she deserves. “We are treated as nothing. Nothing. We are not looked upon […]

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California Women, Families Need Comprehensive Child Care Solution to Fight Poverty

California Women, Families Need Comprehensive  Child Care Solution to Fight Poverty

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 16, 2015 California Women, Families Need Comprehensive Child Care Solution to Fight Poverty Budget Deal Adds Child Care Slots, Rates; SB 548 Reforms Still Needed to Fix Broken System Through Collective Bargaining for Child Care Providers  Sacramento, CA – The Raising California Together Coalition called today’s budget agreement between Governor Brown and legislative leaders a first step toward the comprehensive child care solution California needs to support working women in moving their families out of poverty. Coalition leaders cautioned that legislators must pass and the Governor must sign SB 548 (De León) to address the crisis in our child care […]

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