Senate committee adds childcare union measure to fee bill

In our latest installment of follow the childcare union bill, the Senate Finance Committee voted 5-2 today to add language to the fee bill that would allow childcare workers to form a union and collectively bargain with the state for higher subsidies.

The committee’s vote, sparked by an amendment from Sen. Dick McCormack, is the latest effort to move the controversial bill to the Senate floor amid strong opposition from leadership in the Senate.

Is the fee bill the answer? We’ll have to wait and see.