Workers of Community Child Care Council (4Cs) in Santa Clara County continue fighting for a fair first contract with the private, non-profit center which provides a critical link for families and child care professionals.
Their six-month battle has been uphill all the way, facing mismanagement from 4Cs executives, non-transparent business practices, and unfair and abusive working environments.
4Cs workers are standing together to advocate quality early learning and equal access for low-income families.
Said Virgilio Gonzales at a recent membership meeting: “People need to understand we are the union. We need to step up and demand that our rights are respected.”
4Cs workers certainly have community support. At the April 14 massive Fight for $15 protests across the country, San Jose City Councilman Ash Kalra joined a large group protesting outside a local McDonald’s. The councilman readily picked up a sign showing support for 4Cs workers– as did several SEIU members from Santa Clara County.
SEIU members understand, when we Unite and Fight, we Win together!