Holly Lindsey, 52, has been a licensed home child-care provider for 22 years and a union member for 12. She joined SEIU 925 when the local formed in 2006.
“At the very beginning, the union went house to house to recruit us,” recalls Lindsey, who runs a home day care and preschool near Longview, Wash. In time, the union began holding regular meetings. Working from home can be isolating, so Lindsey is thankful for SEIU 925’s large network of childcare providers. “It’s been huge for us to collaborate and communicate as a group,” she says. “The union just opened all these doors for us.”
But the union isn’t the only one trying to open doors these days.