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TAS Board Refused to Listen to Parents Community shuts down The Accelerated Schools Board meeting

By |2019-11-14T14:30:26-08:00November 13th, 2019|TAS|

Last month we sent out a call to march on the Accelerated Schools in our efforts to bring justice to our beloved community of South LA. When we arrived, we were prepared to give our testimony for a second time after TAS canceled September’s meeting abruptly. The TAS board preferred to shut down the entire meeting instead of listening to the voices of our community.

New Laws Help Protect Families & Expand Access to Early Care

By |2019-11-20T15:24:32-08:00November 12th, 2019|Child Care Providers, People-Powered Politics|

Throughout 16 years of organizing, we have worked hard to ensure working families have the highest quality of care possible. We have made the demands of parents and children front and center, including eliminating unnecessary bureaucratic paperwork and advocating for more funds and slots for child care. 2019 was no different. We were able to pass key legislations alongside our Early Care and Education partners.

License Exempt Providers Win With CCPU

By |2019-11-20T12:53:27-08:00October 25th, 2019|Child Care Providers|

Improving the quality of child care providers offer to families is a primary motivation for many providers who have organized their unions across the country. In fact, a 2010 study by the National Women’s Law Center found nine of the twelve state contracts negotiated by providers included wins for license-exempt providers to have greater access to training, professional development, and support structures to gain their license. Here are some of the highlights.

Child Care Center Educators Begin Negotiations with the Mexican-American Opportunity Fund

By |2019-10-21T14:40:47-07:00October 21st, 2019|Mexican American Opportunity Fund|

Our contract expired on October 2 and we are currently in negotiations for our contract that'll cover 2019-2022. Three hundred educators at the Mexican-American Opportunity Fund are gearing up to improve early care and education for working families in Los Angeles. Learn more.

We’ve filed charges against TAS! Community continues to demand Justice for Hilda Rodriguez-Guzman

By |2019-10-18T11:53:29-07:00October 18th, 2019|TAS|

On October 14, SEIU Local 99 filed unfair labor practices charges with the Public Employees Relations Board regarding the dismissal of Hilda Rodriguez-Guzman at the Accelerated Schools. Hilda served as Local 99's shop steward and Health Services Coordinator at TAS for over a decade. We are attending TAS next board meeting on October 24 at 10am to speak out in support of Hilda. Join us!

Providers Meet with Presidential Candidates at Unions for All Summit

By |2019-11-20T13:01:53-08:00October 5th, 2019|Child Care Providers|

On October 3-5, thousands of SEIU members from across the country landed in Los Angeles to hear from presidential hopefuls at our Unions for All National Presidential Summit. Presidential elections and the National Democractic Convention are just around the corner and SEIU members, including family child care providers, are ready to put their political power behind the best candidate for working families.

Licensing Update: Mandatory Reporter Training, Meeting with CDE & Licensing

By |2019-11-19T15:22:17-08:00October 1st, 2019|Child Care Providers|

Learn what has changed for the mandatory abuse reporter training requirement. Most providers will have to renew their certification next year. We also sat with the California Department of Education and Community Care Licensing for our quarterly input meetings.

Press Release: California Legislatures Votes to Pass AB 378 and Strengthen Early Learning The vote will boost early learning, opportunities for providers through their union

By |2019-10-07T11:47:52-07:00September 13th, 2019|Child Care Providers, People-Powered Politics|

AB 378 just passed the Senate and Assembly, which means it is one step closer to changing CA’s child care system for the better. Now Governor Newsom must add his signature for the bill to go into effect. Child Care Providers United released the following statement following the Senate and Assembly’s approval of AB 378 (Limón), The Building a Better Early Care and Education System Act.

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