Child Care Providers Rally for Health Care Benefits Outside the Governor’s Residence

Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, D-West Hartford, rallied with the child care workers. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, D-West Hartford, rallied with the child care workers outside the governor’s residence and argued that Connecticut had treated the providers with disrespect through low wages and no health coverage. 

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Around 100 people stood by the gates of the governor’s residence Tuesday morning to demand health care benefits for the workers who provide subsidized child care services to more than 20,000 children of low and middle income families in Connecticut.

The protesters, many of them clad in the purple and yellow colors of SEIU unions, congregated in the sun outside the closed, wrought iron gates that insulate the governor’s mansion from the rest of the upscale neighborhood in the West End of Hartford, right across the town line from West Hartford.

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