• Support Senate bill
    December 27,2013

    Support Senate bill

    I encourage legislators and citizens to support the S.52 bill currently in the Legislature.

    This bill would allow licensed early educators to form a union if they so choose. The bill does not tell them they must form a union. Rather, it offers them the choice of having a collective voice and a seat at the table.

    These are the people who provide child care so their parents can earn a living. These are the people who take multiple specialized academic courses to be sure that their skills are adequate to meet the state’s standards of care.

    We as Vermonters should support these early educators in every way possible so they continue to join others in this critical line of work. Quality early education is essential for our children, and supporting the people who do the work is essential for recruiting qualified day care providers.

    More information about the bill can be found at www.kidscountonme.org.

    Lori Claffee


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