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California child care workers’ union on hold while they struggle with supplies, safety

California child care workers' union on hold while they struggle with supplies, safety

Gabriella Cisneros looks after 14 children at her home day care outside San Diego and is down to her last bottle of Clorox wipes. A private childcare operator, she has a few rolls of paper towels and a little hand sanitizer left, but she doesn’t know how long those will last so that she can keep the kids, and her livelihood, safe. It’s the latest concern for these crucial workers who make sure grocery store employees, EMTs, nurses, doctors, police officers and others on the front line can work and know their children are safe. But Cisneros, 38, said dwindling […]

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“We are on our own”: How the coronavirus pandemic is hurting child care workers

“We are on our own”: How the coronavirus pandemic is hurting child care workers

Miren Algorri has been a licensed day care provider for 22 years — her 23rd anniversary is coming up this month. Ordinarily, Algorri and her assistant take care of up to 14 kids in her home in Chula Vista, California. The youngest right now is 16 months old. “We still rock him to sleep,” Algorri said. The oldest is 8, and she has been caring for him for six years. But on Tuesday, she told Vox, “I am sad to announce that today we have zero attendance.” Algorri was still technically open on Tuesday, and said she hopes to stay […]

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Victory for Child Care Providers!

Victory for Child Care Providers!

As we began to see schools around the state shutdown, we knew immediately that child care providers would quickly become overwhelmed. We also knew that as more and more people were sent home from work, some would find themselves losing children, and wondering if they would still get paid. Our union, CCPU quickly organized and starting demanding the state come up with solutions to ensure that we could not only care for the possible influx of children, but that those would may lose children would be paid. And we did it! Thanks to the hard work of members like you, […]

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Protecting Yourself and Your Clients from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Protecting Yourself and Your Clients from Coronavirus (COVID-19)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION>>> IHSS and WPCS Providers are considered essential workers and should continue to provide services to their recipients. If asked for proof,  you can provide your pay stub or pay history in the Electronic Services Portal if needed. For more information visit here. We know that Seniors, children, and people with chronic illnesses are some of the most at-risk during cold and flu season, so it makes sense that caregivers like us are especially worried about the recent coronavirus outbreak. Thankfully, there are some fairly simple ways we can protect our clients and combat the spread of the illness […]

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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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