Child Care Union

WAMC/Pat Bradley

The Vermont Senate has beaten back another bid to pass legislation that would allow child care workers in the state to unionize for the purpose of negotiating subsidies and working conditions with the state.


A union hoping to organize home child care providers in Vermont says the leader of the state Senate is going back on his word by not pushing for a Senate vote on the unionization effort.

Senate President Pro Tem John Campbell says he never promised a broad range of bills would come up for a vote over the objections of committees that studied them.

Campbell said he would allow that to happen with a bill allowing terminally ill patients to take their own lives — and that floor debate happened.