Members to VOTE on NEW 4-year Contract

The new 4-year agreement expires September 30, 2021.
Must be an *active member to vote.
Ballots to arrive at active member homes after Memorial Day; 5/28 and are due back by 6/15.

Voting Members: read the full contract, summary, voting procedure and ballot information
Miembros que votan: lea el contrato completo, el resumen, el procedimiento de votación y la información de la boleta

Our Union is STRONG! 
Since 2002, we’ve built a strong union that supports child care providers to deliver early learning and care to thousands of children and families across the state. We have accomplished many of the goals set by our members at regional, statewide, and chapter meetings.  Through two rounds of contract negotiations since 2009, we have:

–Delivered more than 30,000 five hundred ($500) dollar child care quality grants to providers who applied.
–Established a professional development fund for family child care.
–Partnered with OCFS to develop Legally-Exempt Enhanced Rate Training curriculum and program.
–Implemented Affordable Care Act health insurance rebates and vision/dental insurance at no cost to on-site providers.
–Secured Infant/Toddler reimbursement rates through age two (instead of 18 months).
–Secured mandatory minimum 5% rate differential for non-traditional hour care.
–Implemented a Fair Dispute Resolution Process for Payments and Inspections.
–Secured Guiding Principles (Provider Rights) to get the respect we deserve.

Because we have a strong base of dues paying members, CSEA has a robust program to support our members and providers across the state. CSEA/VOICE:

–Established the first bilingual statewide family child care resource center to assist with registration, licensing, enrollment, and inspections; DSS payments; fraud investigations and training; CACFP, and professional development.
–Assists with CPS, fair hearings, OCFS license, registration, and enrollment enforcement procedures and zoning issues.
–Passed legislation to make adult-child ratios more flexible for providers and families. With new ratios, family child care businesses gained the potential to increase earnings as much as $15,000 per year.
–Successfully made provider payments more accurate and timely in more than a dozen counties across the state.

We remember what it was like before we had our union.  Do you?