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Statewide Child Care Strike Remains on the Table as Grants Go Out to Providers

YAKIMA — A statewide strike of small child care providers proposed earlier this month remains on the table, and union leaders say it could take place in mid-January.

In mid-December, 5,400 providers in Washington began to vote on whether to take the first statewide strike in the sector, said Mary Curry, president of the SEIU 925 union chapter that represents these providers statewide.

“More than half have voted, and voted to strike,” Curry said Tuesday.

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