In a union election victory 17 years in the making, 40,000 child care providers in California have voted overwhelmingly to be represented by their union, Child Care Providers United (CCPU). This was a joint effort of AFSCME and SEIU.
After more than a decade of fighting for the right to bargain for better pay, California child care providers have started voting on whether to unionize.
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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.