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Poll: California voters think childcare workers are underpaid




Antonia Rivas, who runs her own childcare business, thinks some of her challenges can be solved if she is part of a labor union. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon is introducing a bill to set up a structure to facilitate collective bargaining for family child care workers.
Antonia Rivas, who runs her own childcare business, thinks some of her challenges can be solved if she is part of a labor union. Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Leon is introducing a bill to set up a structure to facilitate collective bargaining for family child care workers.
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Governor Brown has proposed freezing the state's education budget at its current level

But a recent Field Poll from the L.A. Partnership for Early Childhood Investment suggests a majority of  Californians disagree.

Most of those polled want more investment in early years education

There's also a concern that child care workers are not being paid enough

So, how can the gap between policy and what people want be closed?

To talk us through it, Take Two contributor Deepa Fernandes spoke with Marcy Whitebook, Director for the Center of Childcare Employment at U-C Berkley.