The Worker: Ayde Jaime, Family Child Care Provider
What She Won: In October, after a 16-year-long fight, 40,000 family child care providers in California won the legal right to join together in a union. They will now have the chance to have a strong voice at work and bargain with their employer, the state of California, for better wages, benefits, access to affordable training and more.
They did this by rallying, holding actions, knocking on doors and electing officials who would stand with them for change, such as CA Governor Gavin Newsom who signed into law the bill giving them the right to form their union. Most importantly, they did this by never giving up.
“I know a lot of providers that have been in the field for many years,” said Ayde Jaime, a family child care provider. “…[T]here is so much we can do together.”