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  • Bulls and Bears Fox News Show Discussion of Working Mothers

    04/09/2016 7:36:31 AM PDT · by heye2monn · 18 replies
    April 9, 2016 | Self
    Bulls and Bears show on Fox News this Saturday - (supposedly a conservative show) attacks stay at home moms. Five panelists criticize liberal proposal to spend $90 billion on child care but their solution is that good jobs should be created so mothers can afford better child care in the hands of strangers.
  • Second 'Baby Fight Club' Daycare Teacher Convicted

    03/04/2016 5:30:32 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 3, 2016 | CORKY SIEMASZKO
    A Virginia daycare teacher accused of turning her classroom of 2-year-olds into a "baby fight club" was knocked out by a jury on Thursday. Kierra Spriggs was convicted of child cruelty and other abusive behavior charges after a two-week trial in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C. She was found guilty of four felony counts of child cruelty and two misdemeanor counts of assault and battery, according to NBC Washington. She could get up to five years in prison on each of the felony count convictions and a year for each misdemeanor count.
  • Christian Daycare Workers Fired for Refusing to Call a Little Girl a Boy (homofacism in Katy Texas)

    11/08/2015 3:01:45 AM PST · by a fool in paradise · 97 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Nov 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    Two daycare workers have been fired for refusing to go along with the center’s transgender agenda. Madeline Kirksey, one of the workers who is an author of a Christian book, says her religious liberty rights have been violated. The two were fired after refusing to call a little girl a boy. The two male parents of a six-year-old little girl told employees at the school to refer to their daughter as a boy, and to call her by a new masculine name. The little girl’s hair had also been cut like a boy’s. Kirksey told Breitbart Texas in an interview,...

    11/06/2015 7:47:00 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 6, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — Two daycare workers have been fired for refusing to go along with the center’s transgender agenda. Madeline Kirksey, one of the workers who is an author of a Christian book, says her religious liberty rights have been violated. The two were fired after refusing to call a little girl a boy. The two male parents of a six-year-old little girl told employees at the school to refer to their daughter as a boy, and to call her by a new masculine name. The little girl’s hair had also been cut like a boy’s. Kirksey told Breitbart Texas...
  • NJ prosecutor: 'Fight club' at NJ day care (4 to 6 years old)

    09/02/2015 7:45:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    FOX 5NY ^ | 09/01/15
    Authorities in New Jersey say two employees of a day care center encouraged children to fight each other on at least one day. The Union County prosecutor charged Erica Kenny, 22, of Cranford, and Chanese White, 28, of Roselle, with fourth-degree child abuse. Kenny was also charged with third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Prosecutors said the two women, who were employed at Lightbridge Academy in Cranford, instigated fights among children who were between 4 and 6. Kenny shot video of the so-called fight club and shared them with friends on social media, authorities said. The videos show boys...
  • FBI, State Won't Say Why They Searched Minneapolis Child Care Center

    05/13/2015 6:45:48 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 22 replies ^ | 5/13/15 | Joe Augustine
    As a state investigator escorted several small children out of a child care center in Minneapolis Wednesday, federal investigators were inside searching files and computers. An FBI spokesman would not comment on the extent of the investigation but confirmed a search warrant was executed at the Salama Child Care Center, 1411 Nicollet Ave. S. Investigators with the Minnesota Department of Human Services were also seen entering and exiting the building but directed all questions to the FBI. Parents trying to drop off their children for daycare were turned away at the door. Investigators were later seen carrying files and computers...
  • Dog Flu Outbreak Gained Foothold at Urban Doggie Day Cares

    04/17/2015 1:17:22 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | Apr 17, 2015 | CARLA K. JOHNSON
    Many urbanites use doggie day cares while they work long hours. Paying others to exercise their pets, owners can forgo long walks and enjoy guilt-free pooch snuggling in the evenings. While usually a healthy experience for the dogs, the day care environment, with dozens of pets mingling, contributed to an epidemic of dog flu in Chicago that is spreading in the Midwest, experts say.
  • New York City limits juice in day cares

    03/24/2015 10:44:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeInPA · 32 replies
    MyFoxNY ^ | Mar 24, 2015 | LUKE FUNK
    Health officials in New York City are cutting the amount of just (juice) that can be served in day care centers and raising the age of children who can drink it. In new rules published this week, the Health Code limits the amount of juice a child can drink a day at 4 ounces. The old rules allowed 6 ounces a day. Children must now also be 2-years-old to be served juice. The old rules allowed children as young as 8-months old to be served juice. The city cites USDA recommendations that the majority of a child's recommended fruit servings...
  • RPT: Michelle Obamas Mandate Will Require Daycares to Weigh Children

    03/24/2015 8:17:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Mar 23, 2015 2:12 pm | (Outnumbered)
    A new report says that the federal government plans to keep track of how healthy children are by weighing and measuring them in daycare. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will weigh and check the height of roughly 3,000 children as part of a study mandated by First Lady Michelle Obamas Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. According to a report by Free Beacon, the USDA published a notice in the Federal Register on Friday proposing data collection on what meals are served in professional and home daycare facilities and how much physical activity children perform.
  • Feds to Weigh Children in Daycare

    03/20/2015 1:27:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 3/20./15 | Elizabeth Harrington
    Bureaucrats from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will weigh and measure children in daycare as part of a study mandated by First Lady Michelle Obamas Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act. The agency published a notice in the Federal Register on Friday proposing data collection on what meals are served in professional and home daycare facilities and how much physical activity children perform. Aside from assessing how healthy the food in daycare is, the USDA will also check the weight and height of roughly 3,000 children. Children will be asked to cooperate with study staff who will weigh and measure them...
  • I Lived in Poverty to Save My Son From Daycare

    01/28/2015 11:16:15 PM PST · by grundle · 53 replies ^ | January 28, 2015 | Bobbi Parish
    When my ex-husband and I divorced my economic situation took an abrupt downturn. My son and I moved from a luxurious home in an affluent suburb to a small apartment in a blue collar neighborhood. Our new home had none of the frills and extra amenities like the home we left behind. It was elbow-cracking small, the unreliable air conditioning made it heavy with heat in the Texas summers, and the neighbors were sometimes sketchy. But it was the best my budget could afford. My son and I went from being part of the upper class to living below the...
  • Here we go: Feds move to ban all fried foods at day care centers

    01/15/2015 9:49:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Hill via Hot Air ^ | January 14, 2014 The Hill | By Tim Devaney - The Hill posted by Jazz Shaw
    Fear not, citizens! The government is here to save you from yourselves. And in keeping with the Remember the Children theme, the Department of Agriculture is submitting new guidelines for food served at any day care facility (including some private homes) which qualify for federal funding. This should be a resoundingly popular move, Im sure. Lets see what youve got. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing strict new dietary guidelines for day cares that would prohibit them from frying food that is served to children. Child care providers would also be formally required to provide children with water...
  • Feds target fried food, juice at day cares

    01/15/2015 5:27:23 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2015 | Tim Devaney
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is proposing strict new dietary guidelines for day cares that would prohibit them from frying food that is served to children.Child care providers would also be formally required to provide children with water upon request, though they would face restrictions on how much apple juice and orange juice they serve.The proposed nutrition standards are intended to promote the "health and wellness of children" at day cares that participate in government-funded meal programs, the USDA's Food and Nutrition Service said Wednesday.One of the more notable provisions would restrict day cares from frying food on site...
  • The Dead-End Road Called Pre-K

    08/26/2014 6:33:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | August 26, 2014 | Phyllis Schlafly
    After President Obama in his 2013 State of the Union address called for a new federal entitlement for taxpayer-funded free preschool or pre-K for all 4-year-olds, we thought his idea would be quickly discredited, not only by its enormous cost, but even more importantly by the overwhelming weight of research proving the lack of any long-term benefit from such programs. Now we are dismayed to learn from Politico that a dozen Republican-governed states are expanding state-based pre-K programs or are planning to do so next year. And in Washington, some Republicans are offering bipartisan support to a pre-K bill drafted...
  • Minnesota home-care worker union vote can proceed, judge rules

    08/21/2014 4:41:07 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 1 replies
    Pioneer Press | 08/20/2014 | Christopher Snowbeck
    Vote tallies on whether Minnesota home care workers will create a large union should come next week after a federal judge ruled Wednesday that an ongoing union election can continue. In July, nine home care workers brought a challenge in federal court against Gov. Mark Dayton and other state officials, claiming that unionization efforts in the state are violating constitutional guarantees of free expression and association. Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which is trying to organize some 27,000 home care workers, also was named as a defendant in the case. Plaintiffs sought a preliminary injunction to block a union election...
  • Connecticut lawmakers consider banning day care from serving whole, 2% milk

    04/24/2014 4:34:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 24, 2014
    Milkit does a body bad? Some Connecticut lawmakers seem to think so. The state legislature is considering a bill that would ban day care centers from serving whole milk or 2 percent milk to children. The move, according to the bills sponsors, is aimed at curbing childhood obesitybut opponents say the information is outdated. While the American Academy of Pediatrics put out a 2008 recommendation that children switch to low-fat milk after the age of 2 because they dont need the fat content, others argue that the fat isnt the dietary demon some claim.
  • Attack at Wrong Door Turns Into Fatal Mistake for the Taliban, Reports Say

    03/29/2014 5:03:38 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 40 replies
    The New York Times ^ | MARCH 28, 2014 | ROD NORDLAND and JAWAD SUKHANYAR
    KABUL, Afghanistan The Taliban assailants apparently thought they were attacking an unprotected Christian-run day care center. But they mistakenly burst into the compound next door, where an American government contractors employees were heavily armed and ready, according to accounts that the contractor and the Afghan police gave on Friday of a wild four-hour shootout here.
  • Harry Reid: Daycare Isnt a Luxury; Its a Necessity

    03/13/2014 12:24:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 56 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 13, 2014 - 5:35 AM | Susan Jones
    For millions of families in the United States, childcare is their single largest household expense at nearly $15,000 a year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday in a speech on the Senate floor. And in an economy where most families have two working parents, childcare isnt a luxuryits a necessity. The Senate on Thursday is scheduled to vote on a bill that would amend and reauthorize through fiscal year 2020 the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990. The program provides funding to the states for child-care subsidies for low-income families, as well as money to improve...
  • W.Va. Daycares Shut Down, Citing Obamacare

    02/20/2014 2:56:03 PM PST · by Morgana · 6 replies
    national review ^ | Andrew Johnson
    Three day care centers in Charleston, W.Va., are citing costs related to Obamacare as part of the reason they are closing down. Fox affiliate WVAH-TV reports that 40 workers are employed by the centers and will find themselves out of a job. Kanawha County, which operates the centers, said they had lost $65,000 since the start of the school year as a result of expensive repairs and concerns about added costs because of the Affordable Care Act.
  • 5-year-old boy left locked in daycare van for 3 hours in Greensboro (Academy of Spoiled Kids)

    12/11/2013 3:45:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 26 replies
    My Fox 8 ^ | 12/10/13 | Lindsey Eaton
    GREENSBORO, N.C. A mom says her 5-year-old son was left in a locked daycare van for three hours. April Murphys son goes to The Academy of Spoiled Kids in Greensboro for after school care. On Wednesday Murphy was running late so she had a friend pick up her son from daycare. The friend got to the daycare and the daycare told him that my child was absent or had already been picked up for the day, explains April Murphy, who says her son was left in a daycare van.
  • Mom fined $10 for lack of grains in kids' lunch

    11/19/2013 3:14:47 AM PST · by rickmichaels · 26 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | NOVEMBER 18, 2013 | KRISTEN ANNABLE
    WINNIPEG -- After sending her children to daycare with a lunch of roast beef, carrots and potatoes, Kristen Bartkiw was fed a $10 fine. The reason: An unbalanced meal. Despite the presence of a meat, vegetable, fruits and juice, the meal was missing a grain. The solution was to give the Rossburn, Man., school teacher a $10 fine and give her children Ritz Crackers as a supplement. "I don't blame the daycare," said Bartkiw, who was actually on the board of The Little Cub's Den when they decided to start fining parents. According to Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care...
  • Daycare Teacher Fired After Extinguishing Fire At Center

    07/24/2013 1:50:33 PM PDT · by massmike · 36 replies ^ | 07/24/2013 | Dan Fastenberg
    When Michelle Hammack,a teacher at the Little Temples Childcare facility in Arlington, Fla., smelled smoke and the children were napping, she rushed out of her classroom to investigate. Seeing that chicken nuggets were burning in an oven, she was able to put out the fire before even the fire trucks arrived on the scene, according to a report by WTEV-TV in Jacksonville. Her boss, however, wasn't impressed. On that same day, the owner of the childcare facility Olga Rozhaov fired Hammack. Rozhakov defended her decision to the media. "I fired her only because she left her room," she told the...
  • Day care union foes taking new law to court (MN)

    05/29/2013 6:12:32 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 13 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-28-13 | doug belden
    Opponents of the new Minnesota law that could allow thousands of child care providers and personal care workers to unionize are suing to stop it. The opponents say the legislation allowing the groups to vote on whether to bargain collectively with the state is unconstitutional. "What the suit says is that the Legislature can't set up an election procedure in which employers are represented by unions. It's just not allowed under federal labor law," said Douglas Seaton, attorney for a group of child care providers opposing the union effort. But home-based child care providers are exempt from the National Labor...
  • Minnesota Senate to take up tax bill; plan raises $2.1 billion in new revenue

    05/20/2013 7:11:34 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 5-20-13 | Bill Salisbury, Doug Belden and Megan Boldt
    A tax bill that would raise revenue $2.1 billion by boosting taxes on high-wage earners, smokers and corporations is headed for debate by the Senate. The bill, which also helps support a development plan pushed by the Mayo Clinic in Rochester officials say could bring thousands of jobs to Minnesota, is expected to be on the agenda once state Senators return to chambers at 11 a.m. The bill passed the state House by a 69-65 vote early Monday morning, May 20. It is one of the last major tax and spending bills the Legislature is taking up as it finalizes...
  • UAW Prez: Union Dues Skim More Important Than RTW

    02/26/2013 12:03:22 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/25/2013 | Jarrett Skorup
    In an interview with the Detroit Metro Times, United Auto Workers President Bob King suggests that the forced unionization of home-based caregivers is more important than Michigan's becoming a right-to-work state. [T]here was a whole series of legislation that [Snyder] said was not on his agenda that he signed, King told the Metro Times. "There were [university] research assistants being denied collective bargaining rights. There were home health care workers, who were given some really strong assurances that collective bargaining rights would not be taken away from them. And thats much more serious, honestly, than right-to-work; denying them the right...
  • A generation of little savages raised in nurseries as daycare is linked to aggression in toddlers

    02/08/2013 9:31:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:40 EST, 8 February 2013 | Gerri Peev
    A rapid increase in nursery places has led to a generation of violent little savages, psychologist Oliver James has warned. James, the best-selling author of books on child-rearing, said ministerial proposals to allow child carers to look after more youngsters would fuel aggression in the under-threes, which would have lasting effects. Shoving youngsters in to nurseries was simply warehousing them so that the government could push mothers back to work to reap income for the Exchequer, he argued. James pointed to a study in America, which tracked youngsters for 15 years. It showed a correlation between the hours placed...
  • Will Early Education Force The Daycare Business To Close its Doors?

    11/24/2012 5:55:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2012 | Jamie Hope
    As I discussed in my previous article "'Early Education or Early Indoctrination" our educational curricula could soon come under the control of the United Nations. The United States government supports their attempts at globalizing our American education system and indoctrinating our children in an early education program (0-5 years of age). But attempts to place our children in school from birth are being deterred small business: the daycare industry. Parents currently have the option of either putting their children in an "early education" school focus from birth until kindergarten or an in-home day care or center. But that too might...
  • Day care owner Jessica Tata found guilty of murder

    11/13/2012 6:10:46 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    abc ^ | 11.13.2012 | Pooja Lodhia
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- After a bit of confusion in the courtroom Tuesday morning, jurors returned the toughest verdict they could against day care owner Jessica Tata -- guilty of murder. But their work is not done. Now they must decide how long Tata should be in jail. "We, the jury, find the defendant, Jessica Tata, guilty of murder," the jury foreman read. Tata showed no emotion as the verdict was read. "She's never lost sight of the real victims, the real people who we have concern for are the families that lost their children," said defense attorney Mike DeGeurin. Tata...
  • Mississippi boy, 9, caught on day care surveillence video beating toddlers

    07/26/2012 7:16:44 AM PDT · by kevcol · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 25, 2012 | Garrett Tenney
    Disturbing video from a Mississippi day care center shows a 9-year-old boy beating several much younger children, including an 11-month-old, whom he punches and bites. The frightening footage, taken at the Kiddie City Child Care Center in Vicksburg, shows the bully attacking the baby and then patting the boy on the back as it cries and adults come in to check on them. Throughout the video, the child can be seen waiting until day care workers arent looking to launch another attack. In another instance, the 9-year-old drop kicks a young girl to the floor while a day care worker...
  • Democrats Vote to Force Unionization of Daycare Providers in CT

    04/23/2012 9:22:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/23/12 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Under the guise of granting higher wages and healthcare benefits to daycare providers and personal care attendants, Connecticuts Democratic-led state House has passed a bill that will force these workers to collectively bargain with the state. However, the director of the Connecticut chapter of Americans for Prosperity (AFP)said on Friday that the measure, proposed as an amendment to another bill, will force daycare providers to unionize with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). According to JR Romano of AFP in Connecticut, the bill is a direct assault on female business owners. State Sen. Edith Prague (D- Working Families Party) and...
  • Minneapolis mom drops son at day care, then returns to find triple murder

    04/12/2012 4:12:21 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 15 replies
    AP via MSNBC ^ | April 12, 2012
    MINNEAPOLIS -- A woman who became suspicious and called 911 after dropping her son off at a suburban Minneapolis day care provider's home stayed on the line as she went back to the house and discovered three people shot to death, according to transcripts of the call. The Brooklyn Park Police Department released the transcript of the call that took place Monday, minutes after investigators believe a lone male fatally shot DeLois Brown and her elderly parents.
  • Minn. child care providers file suit challenging compulsory unionization

    01/21/2012 2:02:31 AM PST · by Miami Vice · 12 replies
    Legal News Line ^ | 1-20-12 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    A group of Minnesota home-based child care providers have filed a federal lawsuit to halt an order forcing them to unionize. Jennifer Parrish from Rochester filed the suit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota with free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation Legal Defense Foundation. Gov. Mark Dayton's executive order would designate the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and Service Employees International Union officials as the collective...
  • Child Care Providers To Unionize (CT: State Infiltration Of Homes to Begin)

    12/21/2011 5:51:32 AM PST · by raybbr · 13 replies ^ | December 20, 2011 | CHRISTOPHER KEATING
    Connecticut child care providers will be unionized following a vote announced Tuesday. The providers voted 1,603-88 to join the union, according to Matt O'Connor, a spokesman for CSEA/SEIU Local 2001. The American Arbitration Association, a neutral group, on Tuesday counted the secret ballots that had been returned through U.S. mail. O'Connor noted that the union had been trying for six years to organize the providers who care for children in providers' private homes. Nationally, 15 states have similar unions. Overall, about 96 percent of the Connecticut workers are women, O'Connor said. There are about 4,000 providers, covering all 169 cities...
  • Judge blocks union vote for child care providers(MN)

    12/05/2011 12:20:37 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-5-11 | BRIAN BAKST
    ST. PAUL, Minn.A Ramsey County judge on Monday blocked a unionization vote by Minnesota child care workers that was to get under way this week, saying the issue must go through the state Legislature. Attorneys for the plaintiffs argued that the Democratic governor exceeded his powers with the executive order setting up the election. "If unionization of day care is to become the law of Minnesota, it must first be submitted to the lawmaking body of the state," Judge Dale Lindman said after hearing three hours of testimony. Lindman also said he was "bothered" that less than half of the...
  • Minnesota child care providers sue to block unionization election

    11/29/2011 5:32:32 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 11 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-29-11 | doug belden
    Dayton, a Democrat, ordered the election two weeks ago so that providers could vote on whether to be represented by a union in "meet and confer" talks with the state. The order allows in-home providers who participate in state-subsidized Child Care Assistance Programs to vote on whether to be represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) or the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), depending on where in the state their business is. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed Dec. 7 to about 4,300 of some 11,000 in-home providers in Minnesota. They would be counted Dec....
  • Joe Soucheray: Dayton rewards unions, at our expense

    11/23/2011 5:35:55 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-23-11 | joe soucheray
    We have been given expensive ringside seats to quite a public backscratching. Unions - AFSCME, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and SEIU, Service Employees International Union - have been patting their old pal, Governor Dayton, on the back and saying, "You can do it" and "Atta boy, go get 'em." And lo, Dayton, who is beholden to unions, looked out his window one day and decided he saw some people he could bring into the collective fold. Now, how the governor has the constitutional authority to order anybody to take a vote on joining a union...
  • Vote on unionizing in-home day care providers raises key questions

    11/22/2011 5:16:52 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 1 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 11-22-11 | doug belden
    Minnesota lawmakers got some answers Monday about a vote to unionize in-home child care providers, but with just more than two weeks before ballots are mailed, key questions remain. Chief among those emerging from a House committee meeting: Will any agreements reached between state-subsidized providers and the state apply to those who don't receive subsidies, and if so, shouldn't those who don't receive subsidies be allowed to vote? Meanwhile, there is an effort in Ramsey County to block a budget allocation for a nonprofit group linked to the union organizing child care providers. Gov. Mark Dayton touched off the flurry...
  • Stand-up against the forced unionization of childcare providers(MN)

    11/21/2011 6:26:50 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 13 replies
    Minnesota Majority ^ | 11-21-11 | Minnesota Majority
    Governor Dayton reportedly made a promise to union leaders to sign the executive order in exchange for their support in the last election. Greedy union bosses want to skim union dues from taxpayer-funded subsidies designed to help poor parents pay for childcare services. And childcare providers are just the beginning. In other states, family members caring for relatives with disabilities have also been forced to join a union.
  • Day care provider indicted in fraud case

    11/16/2011 2:37:32 PM PST · by Sopater · 6 replies
    Journal Sentinel ^ | Nov. 16, 2011 | John Diedrich
    A woman who amassed roughly $3 million in taxpayer subsidies from her Milwaukee child care centers was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in Milwaukee on 16 counts of wire fraud and theft, charged with stealing more than $275,000. Latasha Jackson, who also is listed as Latasha Wilder, bought a Jaguar convertible and built a mansion in Menomonee Falls with an indoor swimming pool and indoor basketball court - while regulators ignored red flags for 10 years that she could be cheating the system, the Journal Sentinel's "Cashing in on Kids" investigation found. The indictment of Jackson is the...
  • Loving Parents or Union Workers?

    11/15/2011 8:46:48 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    CapCon ^ | 11/15/2011 | Fox Business Network
    Should people be forced to be part of a union just for receiving checks to look after their own story? Fox Business Network interviews Robert and Patricia Haynes, who discuss the Michigan law that forces them to join a union because they care for their kids with cerebral palsy.
  • Dayton orders union vote by child care providers

    11/15/2011 11:21:50 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies
    duluth news tribune ^ | 11-15-11 | PATRICK CONDON
    Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered a vote among home-based child care providers about whether they should unionize. His executive order issued Tuesday sets an election for December. It affects thousands of self-employed providers. The state Bureau of Mediation Services will oversee the election. Dayton says if a union is authorized during the vote, membership would be voluntary. Dayton's decision furthers an already politically charged debate over union rights. The Democratic governor and majority Republican lawmakers have clashed for months about Dayton's authority to call an election and whether a union should exist.
  • Minnesota's child care, averaging $9,900 a year, is among least affordable

    10/10/2011 5:20:55 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-9-11 | Jennifer Bissell
    Minnesota ranks as the fifth least affordable state for prekindergarten child care, after New York, Montana, Massachusetts and Wisconsin. Minnesota is among the most expensive for child care partly because the industry is highly regulated by the state, according to Ann McCully, executive director of Minnesota Child Care. For example, Minnesota requires a lower ratio of staff to children than other states, which requires centers to spend more money on personnel. McCully said it can be difficult for centers to make a profit or simply break even.
  • Carver Couple Wants More Control of Their Kids' Food

    10/06/2011 1:52:33 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 31 replies · 1+ views
    KSTP ^ | 10-5-11 | Jennifer Griswold
    Jen and Keith Gorney have chosen to serve their children raw milk from a local farmer. They've also chosen to send two of their kids to an Eden Prairie daycare for half day sessions. They didn't realize those choices would work against each other. The Gorneys learned that USDA guidelines require centers that serve meals to serve pasteurized milk with those meals. The Gorneys wanted to bring water to serve as a substitute but that is not allowed. They understand the daycare has no choice. If they do not follow guidelines they could lose their state license.
  • Passion flows, pro and con, at Capitol over day care workers unionizing

    09/23/2011 5:25:20 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 9-22-11 | billy salisbiry
    I've never seen this much attention given to child care," Clarissa Johnston, a 24-year home day care provider, told a Minnesota Senate committee hearing Thursday night. The reason for the attention was the possibility that Minnesota's 11,000 in-home child care providers might be unionized. The providers who testified were deeply divided over the issue. During the three-hour hearing, they argued passionately for and against being organized into labor alliances. Proponents contended that forming a union would enable them to negotiate the state rules and regulations that govern their operations and affect their wages, benefits and working conditions. "Recognize our right...
  • Battle Brews Over Potential Union Vote for Daycare Providers

    09/21/2011 4:56:32 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies
    kstp ^ | 9-20-11 | tim shernow
    Even before a vote is possible, the battles lines have been drawn over a potential vote on unionizing in-home daycare providers. At a rally at the Capitol Tuesday, daycare providers against a union vote wanted to make their sentiment known to the Governor as he considers potential next steps in a possible union vote. Becky Swanson is an in-home daycare provider and she says she's against any union effort, "I feel it's very important that Governor Dayton listen, and stop now, and don't put it to a vote. It's not necessary."
  • Bedbug infestations growing in certain settings, survey finds

    08/17/2011 1:00:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 17 | Lena H. Sun
    Just as students head back to college and families finish summer vacations comes the latest bad news from pest control companies: Bedbug infestations are getting worse and becoming more common in some places, including dorms, hotels, nursing homes, hospitals, office buildings, and schools and day-care centers. According to a survey released Wednesday by the National Pest Management Association and the University of Kentucky, pest control companies say there has been double-digit growth in infestations in the past year. About 54 percent of pest companies reported treating bedbugs in college dorms, compared with 35 percent in 2010; 80 percent reported treating...
  • ACLU Lawsuit Moves to Keep Sex Offenders in House Near New Day Care Center

    08/16/2011 12:37:42 PM PDT · by topher · 13 replies ^ | August 16, 2011 | By Todd Starnes
    The Delaware American Civil Liberties Union has filed court papers to stop sex offenders from being evicted from a safe house that is located near a new day care center. The ACLU, along with an attorney representing the safe house and three sex offenders, has asked a judge to issue a temporary restraining order to prevent the city from evicting the residents. The state has asked the residents to leave, and if they dont leave they will be arrested, attorney Daniel Wolcott, Jr. told Fox News Radio. Wolcott is representing the owner of the safe house and three sex offenders....
  • Gang-related shooting forces evacuation of daycare center

    07/11/2011 3:44:36 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 3 replies
    WSVM ^ | 07/11/2011 | WSVM
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A daycare center was evacuated after a gang-related shooting on Albion Street killed one person and injured two others, according to Metro Police. Children at the Little Hearts Day Care were moved to another location after the shooting occurred at 3003 Albion St., which is also across from Hadley Park. Metro Police said the shooting was gang-related and there were several shots. Police said eight people were involved and four are currently accounted for. One person is in custody and is being questioned by police. Police have closed Albion Street and 29th Avenue North and 30th Avenue...
  • Michelle Obama targets toddler diets

    06/09/2011 8:44:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 69 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | June 9, 2011 | Nancy Benac (Associated Press)
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Michelle Obama dropped in on lunch and circle time at a Washington child care center on Wednesday and used the occasion to announce a new national initiative to encourage child care centers to promote healthy eating and exercise habits starting with the littlest Americans. The first lady watched as toddlers ate a healthy lunch of fish, fruit and salad greens, did the bunny hop with youngsters in a P.E. class and clapped along with singing time at CentroNia, a bilingual child care center that stresses just the kinds of healthy practices that Mrs. Obama is trying to...
  • The Union, Not Day Care Providers, Is Getting the Pay Cut

    03/09/2011 1:14:47 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/8/2011 | Michael Jahr
    UAW President Bob King has a unique perspective on day care worker pay cuts. During a press conference yesterday, King denounced Gov. Rick Snyders administration for ending the Department of Human Services practice of taking dues out of government subsidy payments that low-income families use to pay home-based day care providers. According to the Detroit Free Press, King described the governors action as part of an agenda to destroy the middle class. The truth is, many home-based day care providers around the state are rejoicing that their pay is no longer being reduced for public-sector union dues especially since...