Victory for CWA Local 1037 members!
Today in-home child care providers ratified a new collective bargaining agreement with the State of New Jersey, increasing their wages by as much as 64%! This is an unprecedented increase for hardworking, committed and educated workers in a notoriously low-wage childcare industry. This victory will have positive impacts for the entire childcare industry in New Jersey and nationally.
This victory is the result of a decade of union and community organizing which fostered a movement of childcare workers in New Jersey who understand that working conditions in the industry have direct consequences for our families and our children’s early development.
This victory is an example of the vision NJ Communities United and CWA Local 1037 discussed in March of 2012 when we created this community labor partnership . We celebrate all of the wins contained in the new collective bargaining agreement, but let us acknowledge the long term victory: a movement led by Black workers, Latino/a workers and wokers of color who provide services for the most vulnerable working class communities in New Jersey. We have the power to demand and secure the resources our communities need and deserve.
We are humbled to work with this incredible group who led this movement and secured this victory!
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