She opens the city’s emergency vehicle garage most mornings, and she makes the coffee, she answers the phone, she handles the billing for the work the garage does for suburban fire departments, and she is 85.
A permanent part-time employee, she is the union’s oldest member, “and a union supporter,” said Local 101 President Ann Sulfridge.
(“Kasich halts union rights for child care providers,” Plain Dealer, May 22) And the first thing Kasich needs to know is I am a licensed, early childhood education professional, not a babysitter.
The work I do makes a lifelong difference to my community and the children I care for.
“He just turned 65 and would like to retire, but he says he can’t as long as his mother is still working,” she joked.May 22nd, 2015 Worthington, Ohio–Canceling collective bargaining rights for independent, in-home child care providers takes Ohio’s working families another step backward. John Kasich’s move affects more than 2,700 of the state’s independent child care providers who provide home-based care for an estimated 20,000 children. Ted Strickland in 2008, is nearing the end of its contract with the state which expires at the end of June.“Every investment in early education is an investment in a child’s future. Kasich has repeatedly targeted Ohio workers since taking office, and he’s continuing that pattern today.As a professional, the union is my voice to advocate for those I serve and my fellow providers.Through the union I can share my everyday experience about what works and what doesn’t, and offer improvements. Denying me my right to union representation has little to do with improving early childhood education in Ohio, and a lot to do with the governor’s political ambitions.