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.
State-subsidized, home-based child care providers have voted overwhelmingly to join a union.
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.