Tag: child care

Child care providers split over new law on union representation

Child care providers are split over a new Maryland law that gives them the option to join a union if they subscribe to the state Child Care Subsidy Program.

Some caregivers are thrilled to finally “have a voice” when it comes to wages they receive from the state, while others are threatening to cut ties with the program that reimburses care for needy children.

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Bill would allow child care workers to unionize

The House of Delegates on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a bill allowing family child care providers to unionize, despite arguments that it would put some day care operators out of business.

The measure would put into law a 2007 executive order by Gov. Martin O’Malley, which authorized collective bargaining rights for caregivers who worked under the state Child Care Subsidy Program.

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