The UCSC Childcare Center Will Not Be Outsourced!
Local 2010 has won our fight to keep early childhood education positions in-house at UCSC, saving the jobs of 15 long-term educators and preserving the high quality childcare the UCSC community depends on!
On Oct. 26, UCSC Chancellor Cynthia Larive announced that childcare would be kept in-house at UCSC’s new childcare center, four years after Teamsters childcare staff were first told their work would be outsourced to for-profit provider Bright Horizons.
Local 2010 Union Representative Rocio Richards immediately began organizing to preserve members’ jobs, fighting tirelessly alongside staff, faculty, parents, donors, and other Unions to demonstrate the importance of members’ work. Our union circulated petitions, staged rallies, coordinated testimony at UC Regents meetings and multiple “listening sessions” with campus administration, and more.
We are so happy with Chancellor Larive’s decision to keep childcare in-house and to EXPAND the in-house staff when the new childcare center opens! Everyone with an interest in childcare agreed that an outside, for-profit provider was completely inappropriate for the UCSC community. Parents and supporters are thrilled that teaching staff will not be forced out of jobs they truly love serving children, parents and UCSC.
Local 2010 members will continue to provide exceptional care for the children of the UCSC community, now and for generations to come!