Report details the effects of paying Early Care and Education (ECE) workers wages that match qualifications
LOS ANGELES, CA — UNITE-LA, joined by the L.A. Partnership for Early Childhood Investment, today unveiled "The Economic Benefits of a Professional Early Care and Education Workforce in L.A. County." The UNITE-LA commissioned report, prepared by Beacon Economics, shows the effects of paying ECE workers wages they deserve and that match qualifications. L.A. County child care workers are less likely to rely on social services programs and more likely to invest in goods and services in their communities. Additionally, child care is critical to reopening the economy amidst the pandemic. Essential workers need access to child care and given the ongoing, pandemic-induced closures, their options are very limited.Read more
The report and summary highlight major accomplishments in our efforts to address critical health care workforce shortages in the L.A. region by ensuring underserved young adults from diverse, local communities engage with high-demand, living wage career pathways in the industry.Read more
Responding to challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, UNITE-LA, in collaboration with state, city and local partners, launched COVID College Connect, Summer of Success and Health Career Recruitment job placement efforts, while LA Youth at Work partnered with Cornerstone OnDemand Foundation to launch a virtual job training program that has already served over 200 local youth. And there's a lot more...
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July 6, 2020
Budget Negotiations Between the Governor and State Legislature Remain Ongoing
Back in January, Governor Gavin Newsom released his proposed 2020-21 budget and projected over $5.6 billion in revenue. He included significant investments around homelessness, health care coverage and paid family leave. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the state budget outlook, leaving the governor and the legislature with the difficult task of closing a $54 billion budget deficit. UNITE-LA urges Governor Newsom and the legislature to work out a deal that focuses on equitable solutions to help uplift our state’s already struggling families while also taking steps to strengthen our state’s economy.Read more
The legislature is expected to vote on a bill that will expand Paid Family Leave protections. Below is an OpEd our President & CEO, David Rattray, penned. We hope you also join us in amplifying your voice with regards to this very important topic for California families. Share our social media posts on Instagram and Twitter or call your legislator.
Vice President, Policy & Public Affairs