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CWA Childcare Workers Mobilize for Full Staffing

CWA childcare workers picketed late last month outside of La Casa De Don Pedro (LCDP), New Jersey’s largest Latinx-led non-profit organization. Current staff picketed in Newark for fair workloads and full staffing. Teachers have been unable to take their scheduled breaks due to lack of staffing and management has yet to resolve the issue. After the picket, two CWA stewards went to the Newark Board of Education to voice the need for more funding for La Casa to hire additional staff.

CWA Local 1037 Steward and teacher Virginia Atahualpa, in her remarks to the Board said, “We came here directly from a picket line at La Casa to draw attention to this problem and to hold Newark Public Schools accountable for the responsibility to properly staff the classroom both for the safety of the children and the dignity of teachers like me.”

LCDP was founded in 1972 by local activists to address the needs of Newark’s Puerto Rican community. Today, LCDP workers are represented by CWA Local 1037 and work in partnership with New Jersey Communities United to organize the childcare industry in their state.

Workers are fired up and will continue to advocate for full staffing. For more information, follow CWA Local 1037’s website here.

CWA Childcare Workers 
CWA Workers at La Casa de Don Pedro picketed at La Casa de Don Pedro before stewards spoke to the Newark Board of Education for funding to hire needed staff.


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