Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Upheaval in South Los Angeles Early Childhood Programs

Unionized workers with the early childhood Head Start program protested outside the Los Angeles headquarters of Volunteers of America (VOA) today. The faith-based non-profit VOA is taking over administration for Head Start at 11 locations around South Los Angeles. The workers delivered a petition signed by parents and staff to urge VOA not to take jobs away from qualified workers, and to involve staff and parents in its transition planning. Pacifica's Dan Fritz reports from Los Angeles.