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When AFSCME members stand together, we have power in numbers. Together, we can defend our freedom to take our loved ones to the doctor when they get sick and retire with dignity some day. Together, we have the power to make our voices heard at work and in our democracy. That’s our AFSCME Agenda.

On April 26, we held the vote count for the ratification of our agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The agreement was ratified unanimously by a vote of 299-0, with more than half the membership participating. This is a great step forward for family child care providers. Now we need to make sure the legislature passes a budget that funds these improvements!

Public service workers across the country are losing their foothold in the middle class. So says an article in The New York Times this week that serves as a reminder of why labor unions are more needed now than ever.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Child care providers are pushing Pennsylvania General Assembly legislators to create more opportunities for children and are demanding dignity and respect for the work they do.

At a rally in the Harrisburg Capitol’s rotunda, child care providers from across the state said that when children are given the opportunity to receive high-quality care and education at a young age, they are more likely to become productive members of society.

Judi Conte talks about making a difference in a child's life.

CCPU member, Anita Caraway, talks about what it means to be a child care provider in Pennsylvania and the importance of standing together in union.