NC childcare workers join #FightFor15

Stand with childcare workers on Aug 4!

The nationwide movement fighting for $15 and union rights for fast food workers, home care workers, and adjunct faculty is growing.

Raise Up is having its first childcare worker forum this upcoming Tuesday, August 4th in Raleigh where workers, parents, and allies will talk about the need for affordable accessible childcare for working parents and living wages and union rights for childcare workers.

What: Public forum, NC Stands With Child Care Workers!
When: Tuesday, Aug. 4 at noon
Where: Finlater Hall, Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, 1801 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27605

More information from the event page:

Right now, families are experiencing a childcare crisis: wages are too low for workers and quality child care is out of reach for many families. In today’s economy, the need for child care is a reality for the vast majority of families.

For more than 80% of Black and Latino households, the average cost of child care for an infant in a center is unaffordable.

Making matters even worse is that fact that child care teachers are not paid enough to provide the basics to their own families. Nearly half of child care workers are paid so little that they are forced to rely on public assistance for food, healthcare, and housing. While there has been an almost twofold increase in the cost of child care since 1997, child care workers’ earnings have not increased.

Our Vision: $15 per hour and a voice on the job for workers and affordable child care options for families.

Join us on August 4 in Raleigh to learn more about this growing movement and stand with workers to support a brighter future for our children!