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Child care providers fight for the right to unionize – again

Gavin Newsom pledged his support for child care providers at an rally ahead of the election.
Gavin Newsom pledged his support for child care providers at an rally ahead of the election.
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In-home child care providers from across California rallied in Sacramento Wednesday in support of newly-introduced legislation that would give them the right to unionize and negotiate with the state for higher wages and benefits.

Similar legislation has been vetoed by past governors, but legislators and advocates suspect things could be different under Gov. Gavin Newsom.