Child Care News & Legislative Updates

 


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California Child Care Workers Win Biggest Union Election In Years

Publicly funded child care providers in California have voted overwhelmingly to form a union, marking what organizers believe is the biggest U.S. union organizing election victory in years. Roughly 43,000 child care providers will now be able to negotiate with the state over a contract that could impact the funding and training they receive for their work. The election was the result of a 17-year campaign waged by public-sector unions to pass state legislation allowing these workers to bargain collectively. The workers, who provide child care to low- and middle-income families generally in home-based businesses, get subsidies from the state. […]

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In California, Child Care Providers Vote to Unionize

43,000 workers who care for the kids of state-subsidized poor families have gone union in the nation’s largest organizing victory in many years. In the nation’s largest union organizing victory in many years, California’s Public Employment Relations Board announced Monday that the state’s home-based care workers for children from poor families that receive state child care subsidies had voted to form a union. California Child Care Providers United has 43,000 members, and of those who voted in the union recognition election, fully 97 percent cast their ballot for the CCPU. The identity of these new members is every bit as […]

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Groups rally in downtown San Diego for rent, child care help

Groups rally in downtown San Diego for rent, child care help

A pair of protests collided in front of State Sen. Toni Atkins’ downtown San Diego office Friday morning, and joined forces to call for help. Members from the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment gathered to tell Atkins to support Assembly Bill 1436, which would extend the eviction moratorium until April 1, 2021. They say it’s the only way to protect people who haven’t been able to pay rent because of the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, a car rally organized by UDW/AFSCME Local 3930 demanded a new tax on California billionaires to help pay for child care and shore up holes […]

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Vote Yes for Child Care Providers United!

Vote Yes for Child Care Providers United!

As you know, earlier this year our union, CCPU, handed more than 10,000 petitions into California state officials declaring our intention of uniting child care workers into a powerful force that will forever change the landscape of child care and early childhood education in our great state. Well, I have some amazing news! It’s almost time to Vote YES and make our union official. In the coming weeks, you will be receiving your official CCPU ballot in the mail! This is yet another historic moment in a campaign full of historic moments. Take a second and appreciate all the hard […]

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Governor’s May Revise continues support for family child care providers but federal funding needed

Governor’s May Revise continues support for family child care providers but federal funding needed

Sacramento, CA — United Domestic Workers of America (UDW/AFSCME 3930), a union of in-home caregivers and family child care providers in California, released the following statement from Johanna Hester, assistant executive director of UDW, concerning Governor Newsom’s “May Revise” budget: “We are grateful for Governor Newsom’s continued commitment to family child care providers and the millions of California families that rely on their care. Child care providers are the backbone of California’s economy, and are pivotal to our economic recovery. Not only is Governor Newsom staying the course with these essential frontline workers, he is increasing access to child care […]

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