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Unionizing home-based providers to help address the child care crisis


To address some of the inequities caused by the historical lack of labor rights, home-based child care providers in several states are working to expand protections. With unions, providers are advocating to be classified as public employees for collective bargaining purposes when serving children whose families use publicly funded care subsidies. When a state recognizes home-based providers’ status as public employees, the providers can then join and negotiate with the state agency responsible for child care administration. (author abstract)

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