In a surprising move, the Governor has vetoed AB 101 which would have allowed the unionization of home child care providers. In his veto message, the Governor stated:
Maintaining the quality and affordability of childcare is a
very important goal. So too is making sure that working conditions are decent and fair for those who take care of our children. Balancing these objectives, however, as this bill attempts to do, is not easy or free from dispute.
Today California, like the nation itself, is facing huge
budget challenges. Given that reality, I am reluctant to embark on a program of this magnitude and potential cost. I am returning Assembly Bill 101 without my signature.