BREAKING: CCPU reached a tentative agreement on a new, 2-year contract with the State!

By |June 30th, 2023|CCPU Bargaining Updates, Child Care Providers|

The Child Care Providers United elected state-wide bargaining team reached a tentative agreement on a new, 2-year contract with the State of California!  As a result of thousands of phone calls, thousands of emails, sharing our stories, and more than 3,000 of us rallying at the state capitol and going back and forth to Sacramento, [Read more]

Bargaining Update: Let’s show Gov Newsom we demand respect!

By |June 23rd, 2023|CCPU Bargaining Updates, Child Care Providers|

When our CCPU Negotiations Team met with the State today, we were ready to negotiate in good faith. The first thing that the State said, however, was that it had no new wage or economic offer for us, and remained adamant that a one-time stipend and no ongoing raises are what we should accept. This is [Read more]

Bargaining Update: The state is still not treating us with the dignity and respect we deserve

By |June 5th, 2023|CCPU Bargaining Updates, Child Care Providers|

This past weekend, we spent Saturday bargaining with the state and unfortunately, they still refuse to treat us with dignity and respect. Although there has been some movement on our health care and retirement needs, they refused to budge on the much-needed rate increase, as well as paid time off, training, and other support for [Read more]

Bargaining Update: The state is not acknowledging us as essential workers

By |May 27th, 2023|CCPU Bargaining Updates, Child Care Providers|

On Thursday, our bargaining team met with the state. Through words and actions, the state is not acknowledging us as essential workers or that California runs on child care. The state’s bargaining team showed up Thursday with no proposals towards agreeing to a fair contract, meaning they have made ZERO movements on pay increases, paid time off, health care, retirement, and [Read more]

Bargaining Update: All hands on deck to win a strong second contract

By |May 16th, 2023|CCPU Bargaining Updates, Child Care Providers|

On Tuesday, our bargaining team met with the state. The state continues to be stuck on NO ongoing pay increases, NO paid time off, NO health care and NO other essential benefits.  Enough is enough! Our current contract expires on June 30. It’s time for all of us to take action to move the state away [Read more]

Bargaining Update: We won’t accept the state’s NO’s, take action NOW!

By |May 8th, 2023|CCPU Bargaining Updates, Child Care Providers|

This past weekend, we met with the state’s bargaining team. They insisted over and over again that they want to invest in family child care providers, but they: REJECTED our proposals to increase our pay to the true cost of care, instead keeping our pay at just a fraction of what it costs to provide child [Read more]

CCPU’S 2023 VISION: Building a Stronger Union to Make Providers’ Lives Better

By |May 1st, 2023|CCPU Bargaining Updates, Child Care Providers|

When providers join together in their Union, we can make big changes and improve our livelihoods and the quality of child care for thousands of families in California. A union means we have a strong voice and a seat at the table with the state of California to negotiate reimbursement rates and working conditions, [Read more]

Bargaining Update: We demand a new rate system with benefits

By |April 23rd, 2023|CCPU Bargaining Updates, Child Care Providers|

Watch this video from CCPU's Statewide Bargaining Team. You can also dial 1-844-243-9670 to hear it.  This past weekend, our bargaining team met with the state. We proposed that they significantly increase our pay to the true cost of care, continue funding for training and health care, and launch a retirement benefit to ensure we can retire [Read more]

CCPU Providers Win Big in Historic Agreement with State—$ 100M Annually to Fund Health Care Benefits for Providers

By |April 9th, 2023|CCPU Bargaining Updates, Child Care Providers|

Over the last year, CCPU members and supporters made thousands of phone calls to the Governor, joined dozens of caravans and press conferences, visited with state legislators, and demanded that family child care providers receive benefits worthy of our essential worker status. On September 14, 2022, CCPU members across the state overwhelmingly voted YES [Read more]

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