Marcy Newberry workers win a voice

In September, Child care and Head Start workers at Marcy Newberry Association voted overwhelmingly to join together in SEIU Child Care & Early Learning, a division of SEIU Healthcare Illinois and Indiana!

Head Start workers are uniting for change.

This is a huge victory on the path to building a strong voice for all Illinois early childhood workers. Marcy Newberry teachers, assistants, food aides, and family workers came together to make real improvements around job security, continuing education support, fair wages and overtime pay, and more.

“It took a lot of hard work and determination to win our union, but we’re all so happy that we stuck together and got it done. Being united gives us the power to win the support we need on the job, and to be part of the fight to protect funding for all Illinois children,” said Faye Jones, teacher assistant.

More and more child care and Head Start workers across Chicago are coming together every day. To get involved, call 312-596-9382, sign up to learn more, or email Also, take a moment to tell Congress about the importance of quality child care.