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Child care providers rally at Capitol for better wages and benefits on June 15, 2023.

BREAKING: We Reached a Tentative Agreement on Our New, 2-year Contract with the State!

The child care, elected bargaining team is excited to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement on our new, 2-year contract with the State of California! 

With over 3,000 child care and IHSS providers rallying at the state capitol and returning repeatedly to Sacramento over the past months, along with the thousands of phone calls and our overwhelming digital actions, such as sending thousands of emails and sharing social media posts, we made Governor Newsom aware that we would not back down. The result of our organizing and collective power is that he finally listened! 

This HISTORIC tentative agreement includes: 

  • Largest ever rate increases for providers and a pathway to implement provider payment based on the actual cost of providing care!
  • $80 million for a historic, first-of-its-kind retirement fund!
  • Ongoing funding for healthcare and training
  • And much more! 

Along with rates and benefits, we won a two-year extension of payment by enrollment, not attendance, and we renegotiated what qualifies as part-time hours, making it more sustainable to care for children. 

This contract, not unlike our first, is historic in so many ways, but none of it would have been possible without both IHSS and child care providers coming together and fighting in unison until the end! Our tenacity and power are undeniable and have proven once again, that when we fight, WE WIN!  

More details of the agreement will be available in the coming week. Members must vote to make this contract official, so make sure to look out for information on the ratification vote coming soon!

Our power has never been stronger. And if you’re not a union member just yet, join us and keep our union winning more victories like this by becoming a member!