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Child Care Providers United Files for Historic Election

Child Care Providers United – a joint effort of AFSCME and SEIU – has filed for a union election in California for 40,000 workers to join together and build power.

David Myles |
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On the Record: Child Care for All

Thanks to a new state law, California child care providers have collective bargaining rights – the freedom to negotiate for better compensation and benefits, the ability to stand together in a strong union.

A Celebration for California’s Child Care Providers

California child care workers celebrate winning collective bargaining rights, joined by their governor and AFSCME President Lee Saunders.

Pete Levine |

In Historic Win, California Family Child Care Providers Gain Collective Bargaining Rights

Child care providers in the nation’s largest state won big when they secured collective bargaining rights for the first time.

Jashua Bane |

Foster Home Shortage Hurting Kids, Workers in MN

AFSCME-represented child protection workers in Minnesota are finding it harder to place abused and neglected children in foster homes — even as the number of kids in the foster care system keeps going up.

Lynette Kalsnes, Minnesota Council 5 |

PA Child Care Workers Fight for Kids

Pennsylvania child care providers underscored that our children are our future and demanded more funding for children’s services at a recent rally.

Kevin Zapf Hanes |

Q&A With Johanna Puno Hester

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Q&A with AFSCME’s Johanna Puno Hester.

Pablo Ros |

Child Care Providers Seek Voice

For Minnesota child care provider Lisa Thompson, having a union means having a voice to advocate for quality child care.

John Noonan |