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ERIC Number: ED279401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
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)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Collective Bargaining, Contracts, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Guidelines, Organization, Unions
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
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