Category: Child Care
Kasich Axes Bargaining Rights for Child Care, Home Care Providers
The collective bargaining rights of more than 15,000 independent in-home child care and home care providers in Ohio were stripped away last week by Gov. John Kasich in the most recent of several anti-worker actions taken since his election in 2010.
Judge Blocks Rauner’s Confiscation of Union Fees
Under an agreement reached last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration will immediately begin sending “fair-share” fees to unions pending resolution of a lawsuit by AFSCME, the Illinois AFL-CIO and 26 other unions.
Thank you, Sarah
Watch as community members came together and gave Sarah Ilenstine a huge surprise to say thank you for her hard work as a caregiver to her granddaughter and others in her community.
Long Lines Lead to Child Care Organizing Opportunity
In the face of anti-union legislation that has left working people reeling from Gov. Scott Walker’s political agenda, family child care providers in Milwaukee and across Wisconsin have fought back and begun organizing.
NYC District Council 1707 Mourns Loss of Organizing Pioneer
AFSCME District Council 1707 in New York City is mourning the passing of Betty Powell, one of the original organizers and members of the nation’s first Head Start locals in the nation.
Thank a Child Care Provider Today!
Sabi Valasco works with the Migrant Education Program of the Oregon Child Development Coalition.
Life Through a Caregiver’s Eyes
Photo project captures the economic struggle and physical demands shared by home care providers.
Minnesota AFSCME Partners with Autism Society to Improve Children’s Lives
A pilot program recently launched offered 20 child care providers the tools they need to help identify autism in children.
AFSCME Provider Urges Congress to Stand Up for Children
Pam Wells, of New York, recently testified before a congressional committee on the importance of federal child care programs.
Minnesota AFSCME Members Rally to Support Children
“Children can’t vote, lobby, or speak for themselves …. That’s why we have to stand up for them.”
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