As if affordable day care for working families isn’t expensive enough, Rep. Jim Miceli voted “yes” on Gov. Deval Patrick’s bill (H 3986) that allows your child care workers to form unions.
To qualify, a provider working out of their home must receive at least one state voucher for providing services, currently priced at $28/day. The theory: “together they can” lobby state child-care bureaucrats for more of your tax money by using union muscle. Even the business owner must join the union.
The vote’s anti-business result? Providers can stop taking vouchers, raise their rates, or go out of business. None of these options helps working families. Rep. Miceli: why make it harder for working mothers in Wilmington and Tewksbury to find day care slots?