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]

Paving The Way Toward A Retirement Benefit—$240,000 agreement on retirement with the state

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

CCPU is paving the way toward a retirement benefit for providers by reaching a $240,000 agreement on retirement with the state of CA! The agreement: Establishes a groundbreaking study to develop retirement benefits for child care providers Funds a survey that will allow for a thorough examination focusing on the unique characteristics experienced by family [Read more]

Info on Subsidized Child Care Stipends

By |March 25th, 2023|CCPU Bargaining Updates, Child Care Providers|

On March 4, 2020, the Governor declared a State of Emergency in California in response to COVID-19. Since then, CCPU fought hard to win several rounds of child care stipends that have been sent out to child care providers serving families who receive subsidized child care. These stipends are meant to help providers with hardships [Read more]

Supplemental Rate Payments for Family Child Care Providers

By |March 24th, 2023|CCPU Bargaining Updates, Child Care Providers|

CCPU secured critical funding to help stabilize family child care providers in California through supplemental rate payments. The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has contracted with the Foundation for California Community Colleges (FCCC) to issue and distribute the supplemental rate payments. Eligibility for monthly payments during the Fiscal Year 2023 from January 2023 [Read more]