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ERIC Number: ED279401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 31
Abstractor: N/A
Unionizing: A Guide for Child Care Workers.
Whitebook, Marcy; And Others
Including excerpts from contracts protecting unionized child care workers, this booklet explains basic terminology and facts about unionizing and addresses child care workers' concerns. Section 1 answers commonly asked questions about unions and offers advice about how to answer parents' questions about workers' attempts to organize. Section 2 outlines steps involved in organizing a union, including understanding collective bargaining and the National Labor Relations Act; choosing a union; going through the organizing process, from determining the bargaining unit to negotiating a contract; and selecting items to include in the union contract, such as hours of work and overtime, compensatory time/overtime, planning time, breaks, day care for employees, sick/personal leave, staff/child ratio, supplies, professional growth and development, hiring procedures, lay-offs and recall rights, separation compensation, discipline and discharge, evaluations and personnel files, grievances, staff input in decision making, sexual harassment, and non-discrimination. Unions that represent child care workers are listed along with resources for additional information on unions and workplace problems particularly affecting women and service workers. (RH)
Child Care Employee Project, P.O. Box 5603, Berkeley, CA 94705 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Rosenberg Foundation, San Francisco, CA.; Abelard Foundation, Inc., New York, NY.; Ms. Foundation for Women, Inc., New York, NY.; L. J. and Mary C. Skaggs Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Child Care Employee Project, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: National Labor Relations Act