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Statement from CCC Executive Director Jennifer March On the Contract Agreement Between the City and the Early Education Workforce

Released September 28, 2016

For Immediate Release: September 28, 2016

Contact: Stephanie Gendell, (646-232-6721), sgendell@cccnewyork.org

DC 1707 voted in favor of a new labor contract that provides comprehensive salary increases for the first time in a decade.  The new contract also addresses health care and pensions, and invests in a career ladder.  In response, CCC’s Executive Director, Jennifer March, is issuing the following statement:

“On behalf of Citizens’ Committee for Children, I want to express our gratitude to the Mayor, the City Administration, the Day Care Council, and most notably to the early childhood workforce for their efforts in reaching today’s historic agreement, which provides a much-needed salary increase to the early childhood staff who have not had a contract that raises their salaries in over a decade. This agreement is a tremendous step forward in ensuring NYC’s early childhood workforce receives the adequate salaries and benefits they deserve.  CCC looks forward to continuing to work with the administration, early educators, and fellow advocates to further strengthen the system, support the workforce and serve greater numbers of children.”

About Citizens’ Committee for Children:

Citizens’ Committee for Children (CCC) educates and mobilizes New Yorkers to make the city a better place for children. CCC’s advocacy combines public policy research and data analysis with citizen action. CCC casts light on the issues, educates the public, engages allies, and identifies and promotes practical solutions to ensure that every New York child is healthy, housed, educated and safe. For more information about CCC, visit www.cccnewyork.org.

 

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