First year of union partnership ends in near-80% success rate...

Washington Business Advocates and SEIU Local 925 Childcare Workers partnered in February 2015. In the first year, the success rate for union member clients reached 78%. In 60% of all cases, the Department of Early Learning dropped all charges against the provider. In the remaining 18% of these cases, the provider settled a dispute with the Department with an agreement that allowed the provider to retain a clean background check. The remaining 22% of cases are still pending or under appeal.