Oct 10, 2013
NJ Home Child Care Workers
Home child care providers in New Jersey, members of CWA Local 1037, rallied for a new contract and a raise at the NJ Department of Human Services in Trenton on Sept. 19. The 2,000 workers, who care for children in their homes, haven't had a wage increase in nearly five years.
The home child care workers won bargaining rights in 2007. In this second round of negotiations, workers want a wage increase and the ability to provide the children they care for with the resources necessary to be successful.
Some home child care providers have degrees in education and early childhood development – and all work 50 to 60 hours each week, or more. Affordable, quality home care is critical for working families. It's time that the state of New Jersey acknowledged the value of the work that home child care providers do every day by negotiating a fair contract.
And check out this article in The Nation, which featured several members of Local 1037.
CWA Local 2001 members rally for a fair contract at Frontier Communications.
Frontier Communications in West Virginia
CWA's Frontier Communications bargaining team and Frontier management have agreed to extend the current contract until Jan. 18, 2014 at 11:59 p.m.
CWA locals representing 1,600 members at Frontier are determined to get a quality contract and will keep mobilization going strong while negotiations continue.