Why us and not them?
I am a home care worker of eight years and we recently won the right to unionize this past fall. This was a huge success for us because we will now have fair representation for home care programs and our clients who depend on us to be there every day to support and enable them to live as independently as possible. But if working class is unable to support themselves, how are we able to support our clients?
It is the same for childcare workers; the only difference is the age of our clients. But these clients are our most vital and vulnerable population and they need childcare workers to advocate for them. It is essential that we invest in our youth now so we have a stronger society later on. They are our future everything and this means investing in early educators.
I strongly encourage my legislators to pass the bill that allows this human right to all early educators so they too will have a voice!