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California Approves First Deal Between Child-Care Union, State

Feb. 23, 2021, 7:05 PM

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday signed into law a measure to help state-subsidized child-care providers stay open through the pandemic, marking a victory for the state’s first home day-care workers’ union.

The bill (A.B. 82) sets aside more than $400 million of federal coronavirus funds to help the day-care providers represented by Child Care Providers United.

It’s the first agreement struck between the state and the child-care union that was formed last year. Child Care Providers United represents about 40,000 providers who receive state subsidies to keep costs low for qualifying families. The union was formed...

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