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Other International Executive Board Resolutions

Child care organizing

International Executive Board, 2001

WHEREAS, the United Child Care Union, NUHHCE, has achieved a breakthrough of great significance in reaching a national recognition and neutrality agreement with Allegheny Child Care Academy, and

WHEREAS, Allegheny is the fastest growing private operator of child care centers, and is committed to operating high quality, union-staffed centers, and

WHEREAS, the breakthrough at Allegheny has the potential of impacting the prospects for unionization of other child care operators in markets that Allegheny enters, and

WHEREAS, while AFSCME is already the leading union in the field of child care, particularly Head Start, assignments of organizing jurisdiction among AFSCME affiliates were made without consideration of how they might apply to national employers.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the International President appoint a committee to study the organizing jurisdictions applicable to the child care field, with the primary goal of removing barriers to effective organization and representation, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the study take into consideration the current extent of affiliate representation in child care, and the ability and inclination of various affiliates to carry on organizing programs in the field, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the committee examine the structural impediments to organizing which stem from current jurisdictional boundaries, and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the committee report its findings to the next meeting of the International Executive Board.