child care http://ripr.org en Unionization Vote Set for State-Subsidized Child Care Workers http://ripr.org/post/unionization-vote-set-state-subsidized-child-care-workers <p>The state Labor Relations Board has slated an election for later this month so state-subsidized child care workers can vote on whether they want to join a union. The law allowing the workers to unionize was passed this year by the General Assembly.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:25:05 +0000 Ian Donnis 23076 at http://ripr.org Strong Support in Unionizing Child Care Workers http://ripr.org/post/strong-support-unionizing-child-care-workers <p>Organizers said the vast majority of workers in a state-subsidized child care program have indicated their support for joining a union.</p><p>Chas Walker of Service Employees Union, Local 1199, said more than 500 of about 600 workers have signed cards to become union members. “We’ve filed those cards with the state Labor Board and it’s the process in the law,” said Walker, “and we’re looking forward to having an election as soon as possible.”</p><p>The General Assembly passed a law this year allowing the child care workers to unionize.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 19:47:14 +0000 Ian Donnis 20353 at http://ripr.org Strong Support in Unionizing Child Care Workers