The ballots are out and already 9,000 home child care providers have voted in a union election to join the UFT. Following up on the excitement of the get-out-the-vote rally at the start of the month, phonebankers have been making calls reminding providers to vote before the election ends on Oct. 18.
This is the culmination of a two year unionizing effort – and the biggest union drive that New York has seen since the 1960s.
A big thank you goes out to everyone making this happen – thanks for all you do!
Here’s a slideshow with more pictures. Enjoy!