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

By |2020-05-29T12:26:29-07:00May 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 [...]

The Coronavirus Outbreak: Latest Information Answers to your questions about worksite closures, your job, and more

By |2020-04-02T20:19:05-07:00March 9th, 2020|Child Care Providers, Get Informed, LAUSD, Small K-12 Units, TAS, Ventura County Community College District|

Your health and safety are the priority as employers and communities work to prevent the spread of coronavirus. SEIU Local 99 is working with employers, schools, and the state of California to review and provide input on their emergency and preparedness plans, including planning around school closures.

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 |2020-02-14T19:29:51-08:00February 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 |2020-02-14T16:12:24-08:00February 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.

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.

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.

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