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Child care providers launch union organizing effort

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FAIRFIELD — Allison Davis wants to empower home-based child care providers.

“Child care keeps America working . . . and child care is critical to any economic recovery,” Davis said.

She said the time is ripe for the movement to create Child Care Providers United.

“The union is a huge step to get child care recognized as an essential business,” Davis said. “I think it just builds up child care and will bring in more people into child care with better wages and benefits.”

Nearly 80% of Solano County children in working families do not have access to the child care they need, according to kidsdata.org, a program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health.

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