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Providers elect our SEIU Local 99/CCPU Negotiations Team

By |November 6th, 2020|CCPU Bargaining Updates|

The final results of our SEIU Local 99/CCPU Negotiations Team election are in and we are happy to report that the following members will be seated on the team that will be negotiating our first contract with the state of California. We congratulate these providers and recognize all provider leaders who participated in this election process.

Education Happens Here: Family Child Care Providers, Parents, and Community Leaders Demand CA Support Early Educators While Distance Learning Members of SEIU Local 99/Child Care Providers United gathered on October 15 in Van Nuys to call on Governor Gavin Newsom to help them keep their doors open to support our children as we continue distance learning.

By |October 19th, 2020|Child Care Providers|

More than 5,200 family child care providers have closed their doors since COVID-19 struck. Since school began, providers are also absorbing tremendous costs to support distance learning, including purchasing desks, computers, ink, and more to ensure no student is left behind. Yet, they are essentially facing a wage cut from the state. Enough is enough!

UPDATED: Family Child Care Providers: Selection Process for CCPU/SEIU Local 99 Negotiations Team

By |October 14th, 2020|CCPU Bargaining Updates|

After 17 years of organizing and fighting to win their union, family child care providers will soon sit down to negotiate their first union contract with the state of California. The first step is to elect their negotiations team. The negotiations team will be made up of providers and union staff. This team will develop [...]

Nominations for Family Child Care Provider Negotiations Team Open on Oct 14 After a historic union victory, providers begin process to negotiate their first contract

By |October 13th, 2020|CCPU Bargaining Updates, Child Care Providers|

This summer, family child care providers in California won their union with a historic 97% of the vote! Now, they’re preparing to sit down with state representatives and negotiate their first union contract. The first step is to elect the negotiations team. To learn more about the nomination and election process for the negotiations team join a Zoom meeting on Wednesday, October 14.

Providers, Parents, and Community Allies demand Gov. Newsom end CA’s Child Care Crisis Members of SEIU Local 99/Child Care Providers United gathered today in Downtown Los Angeles calling on Gov. Newsom to support family child care providers and help early educators keep their doors open to support essential workers.

By |September 30th, 2020|Child Care Providers, Member Voices|

Since the beginning of the pandemic, more than 5,000 family child care providers have closed their doors. Los Angeles alone has seen 982 closures impacting an estimated 9000 children and their families. On Oct. 1, providers are poised to face a pay cut due to lack of federal funding. Enough is enough!

“We are essential workers – everyone needs child care.”

By |May 13th, 2020|Child Care Providers, Member Voices|

By Sylvia Hernandez, Family Child Care Provider, Van Nuys Sylvia Hernandez (left) enjoys early shopping access at Costco Van Nuys will fellow providers. Sylvia helped providers win front-of-the-line access after hearing about a union sister's success in Richmond, CA. I started my journey into early education and development over 19 years [...]

2020: What 40,000 United Child Care Providers Can Do Providers from across the state file over 10,000 cards of support at state offices in Sacramento, setting off our union election.

By |February 14th, 2020|Child Care Providers, Labor News|

On Feb. 5 family child care providers delivered 10,000 union cards in Sacramento, setting off the process for our union election. We will be receiving our ballots in the mail soon! Together, providers will be able to bargain collectively with the state and make improvements to early care and education.

New Laws Help Protect Families & Expand Access to Early Care

By |February 14th, 2020|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.

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