Child-care workers, the union way [Ted Rall cartoon]
Democratic leaders proposed a labor measure at the eleventh hour of this year's legislative session that would allow people who receive state money for providing child-care out of their homes to unionize.
In support of the bill, from a Sept. 7 Times story:
"I think giving them collective bargaining rights will give workers … a voice in the important discussions, to make sure we don't have kids pay the price for budget decisions in the future," said the bill's author, Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (D-Los Angeles).
"I would imagine grandparents would not typically feel the need for union representation," quipped state Sen. Doug La Malfa (R-Richvale), an opponent of the proposal.
Here's cartoonist Ted Rall's take:
Cartoon by Ted Rall / For The Times