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AFSCME President Lee Saunders applauds ‘historic’ contract agreement for Cal. child care workers

AFSCME President Lee Saunders released the following statement after Child Care Providers United (CCPU) reached a tentative contract agreement with the State of California:

“This historic agreement will dramatically improve the lives of thousands of child care workers who do some of our most essential jobs. After months of standing together, CCPU members have won continued health care funding, historic pay increases and a first of its kind retirement fund for child care providers in this country. Not only does this agreement deliver long-overdue relief for the everyday heroes who teach and nurture California’s children, it also gives them the security and peace of mind to plan for their own futures. CCPU members have shown that real change is possible when workers speak with one voice in a strong union. All child care providers deserve the same seat at the table.”

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