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.
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.
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.
Critics question if unionizing the child care workers will increase expenses for taxpayers. Quinn said the union hopes for an agreement that will strength child care for working parents and elevate the priority placed on children.
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