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Big Wins in 2019 Set the Stage for 2020

By |2019-12-19T12:39:12-08:00December 19th, 2019|Child Care Providers, LAUSD, People-Powered Politics, Summer Fund|

As we come to the end of 2019, we're celebrating some pretty amazing accomplishments Local 99 members won this year! From joining the strike lines in L.A. and Chicago to Child Care Providers winning the right to collectively bargain to making Summer Bridge a reality and addressing candidates for U.S. President about their positions on education - SEIU Local 99 members were on the front lines in 2019, making a difference for ourselves, our students, and our communities.

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.

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.

Child Care Providers Win Collective Bargaining Rights! Next Stop: Quality Child Care For All Gov. Gavin Newsom signs AB378; Workers Organized 16 Years for This Moment

By |2019-11-19T14:19:04-08:00September 30th, 2019|Child Care Providers, People-Powered Politics|

After 16 years of taking action and standing union strong, child care providers have won the right to collectively bargain a contract with the State of California. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Building a Better Early Care and Education System Act (AB 378) by Assemblymember Monique Limón into law on September 30, 2019.

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.

Providers Join Labor Day Celebrations to ask Community, Labor, Elected Leaders to Support Child Care for All!

By |2019-11-19T14:45:53-08:00September 2nd, 2019|Child Care Providers|

On Labor Day, providers were out in full force in Southern California calling on our union brothers and sisters to stand with family child care providers in our fight to gain collective bargaining through AB 378. We encouraged fellow union members in Long Beach and the Inland Empire to check in with their local legislators, community organizations, or labor councils to urge them to support AB 378.

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