ERIC Number: ED335136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Raising Rates To Raise Wages. A How-To Book on Raising Rates.
Boyer, Margaret, Ed.; And Others
The Child Care Workers Alliance takes the position that child care professionals have the right to raise rates to a level at which they can make a living wage without feeling guilty. This booklet provides ideas and strategies for raising rates. Introductory materials provide background information, steps to raising rates, and a rationale for raising them. Subsequent articles discuss: (1) the difference between organizing for higher rates and price fixing; (2) family day care rates; (3) a child care decision support system; (4) a union perspective on raising wages for family day care providers and center staff; (5) sliding scales, scholarships, and fixed fee percentages; (6) effective ways of presenting rates in marketing the day care business; (7) other options for rate increases; (8) the process of talking to parents about raising rates; (9) letters and forms from Oakland, California's Full Cost of Care campaign; (10) accounts of activists' success in influencing governmental child care policy in Hennepin County, Minnesota; and (11) ways to bring about raises in government reimbursement rates and improved government child care policies through activism. (RH)
Descriptors: Activism, Child Caregivers, Collective Bargaining, Cooperation, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Family Day Care, Fees, Fund Raising, Guidelines, Income, Marketing, Unions
Child Care Workers Alliance, 310 East 38th Street, Room 226A, Minneapolis, MN 55409 ($5.00, plus $1.00 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bremer (Otto) Foundation, St. Paul, MN.; Minneapolis Foundation, MN.; National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Child Care Workers Alliance, Minneapolis, MN.
Note: Funding also received from the Minnesota Women's Fund.