It’s time to demand what we deserve. By Zoila Carolina Toma, Child care provider, SEIU Local 99, Signal Hill, CA Nothing about this pandemic has been easy on me, my family or my work. I’ve managed my daycare in the Los Angeles area for a decade now. It’s always been tough to make ends meet, […]
We Know What’s at Stake Because We’ve Been Living It
“Our vote is essential; the voices of women of color have been held down for too long.” By Queen Freelove, child care worker, New Haven, CT, SEIU 2001 member I’m a child care worker in New Haven, CT, and I’m one of the essential workers who have kept our country running over these past several […]
Landslide victory! In the biggest union election in two decades, 45,000 family child care providers gain official recognition, bargaining rights with the state of California.
97% vote YES for union representation After 17 long years, family child care providers in California will have the ability to bargain together for higher pay, better training and the kind of improvements that mean their families will no longer have to struggle just to pay for necessities. And the vote wasn’t even close. Ninety-seven […]