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HB 5312 - Authorizes Day Care and Personal Care Workers to Join Unions - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Day Care and Personal Care Workers to Join Unions

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Day Care and Personal Care Workers to Join Unions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes child care workers and personal care attendants to bargain collectively, effective July 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes child care providers to bargain collectively with the state of Connecticut, except over any of the following topics (Sec. 2):
    • Application of state employee benefits;
    • A parent's right to recruit, select, terminate, and direct the activities of a child care provider; or
    • A procedure for grievance arbitration against any parent.
  • Authorizes personal care attendants to bargain collectively with the state of Connecticut, except over any of the following topics (Sec. 6):
    • A consumer's right to hire, refuse to hire, supervise, direct the activities of, or terminate the employment of, a personal care attendant;
    • Any proposal that would prevent consumers from requiring additional training;
    • A procedure for grievance arbitration against any consumer; or
    • Application of state employee benefits.
  • Prohibits child care workers and personal health care attendants from striking (Secs. 2 & 6).
  • Specifies that child care providers and personal care attendants are not considered employees of the state (Secs. 2 & 6).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (84-57) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Day Care and Personal Care Workers to Join Unions

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes child care workers and personal care attendants to bargain collectively, effective July 1, 2012.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes child care providers to bargain collectively with the state of Connecticut, except over any of the following topics (Sec. 2):
    • Application of state employee benefits;
    • A parent's right to recruit, select, terminate, and direct the activities of a child care provider; or
    • A procedure for grievance arbitration against any parent.
  • Authorizes personal care attendants to bargain collectively with the state of Connecticut, except over any of the following topics (Sec. 6):
    • A consumer's right to hire, refuse to hire, supervise, direct the activities of, or terminate the employment of, a personal care attendant;
    • Any proposal that would prevent consumers from requiring additional training;
    • A procedure for grievance arbitration against any consumer; or
    • Application of state employee benefits.
  • Prohibits child care workers and personal health care attendants from striking (Secs. 2 & 6).
  • Specifies that child care providers and personal care attendants are not considered employees of the state (Secs. 2 & 6).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Day Care and Personal Care Workers to Join Unions

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