union http://ripr.org en Union Representing Child Care Workers Request State Negotiations http://ripr.org/post/union-representing-child-care-workers-request-state-negotiations <p>The union representing newly organized child care workers has formally requested negotiations with the state. The workers are being represented the Service Employees International Union, Local 1199.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Local 1199’s executive vice present, Patrick Quinn, recently sent a letter to state administration director Richard Licht, request a meeting to begin the process of bargaining.</p><p></p><p>More than 500 home-based child care workers are now represented by Local 1199. That came after workers voted overwhelmingly last month to join the union.</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:11:59 +0000 Ian Donnis 25153 at http://ripr.org Union Representing Child Care Workers Request State Negotiations Home-based RI Child Care Workers Overwhelmingly Approve To Unionize http://ripr.org/post/home-based-ri-child-care-workers-overwhelmingly-approve-unionize <p>State-subsidized, home-based child care providers have voted overwhelmingly to join a union.</p><p>The crowd cheered at the state Labor Relations Board when the results of the child care vote were announced. 390 voted to join the Service Employees International Union. 19 voted against it.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:05:38 +0000 Flo Jonic 24084 at http://ripr.org Home-based RI Child Care Workers Overwhelmingly Approve To Unionize