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NYC daycare workers strike over low wages

by C.P. Pandya

June 11, 2004 – Nearly 7,000 New York city day care workers went on a three-day strike that began June 9 to demand better pay. The workers, who care for over 50,000 low-income chidren daily, are demading the city government increase their pay by 9 percent retroactively over the last 27 months. The city has offered a 3 percent one-time payment which the child care workers say is not enough to buy the bread, milk and eggs needed to feed their own families. The day-care worker strike comes during a week in which thousands of city police officers, fire fighters and health-care workers also went on strike to demand liveable wages in exchange for the vital services they provide to New York's five boroughs.

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