Bronx and city day care workers rally for better pay at City Hall
Day care workers took their fight for better pay to City Hall Tuesday.
The day care workers, who take care of kids in city-funded centers, have been without a contract for three years and have not had a pay increase in four years. The president of Local 205, the union representing the workers, says they have not had any negotiation sessions with the city in quite sometime.
Last year, thousands of day care workers staged a walkout that shut down every public day care center in the city.
Local 205 representatives say the workers want a 4 percent increase. Currently they earn on average less than $27,000 a year, despite having the same state certification as teachers.