Talking Points: Unionizing Home Day Cares

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It is highly controversial topic that has providers and politicians split. Should home day care workers be allowed to form a union?

In the coming weeks, Gov, Mark Dayton will decide if the union-push continues.

Esme Murphy has new insight on both sides’ with Talking Points. Watch the video above for more.

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  • dan

    Being allowed to form a Union is everyones right but being forced to join a Union is not!

    • sid

      Unions would not exist if they didn’t make you join. I think that says it all.

      • Betty

        You are exactlyt right Sid. No one in their right mind would choose to ever be in a Union!

  • Jack

    Look at the teachers union in mn. 50,000 + teachers times union dues of $500 +. = 25 million +. Where does it go? Unions are all about money for the union.

  • hwg

    My wife has done in home day care for 22 years. With no employees why on earth would we want to have a union dipping their fingers in our business!!!

    • Sue

      You don’t hwg. You are being forced to so a politician, Dayton, can payback his contributors.

  • pat

    This small article is riddled with miss-information.

    It is highly controversial topic that has providers and politicians “”split””. SPLIT, really, from what I have heard, most are against it except for one Governor who wants to repay his political contributors.

    “”Should home day care workers be “”allowed”” to form a union?” More like “Should home day care workers be FORCED to join a union?”

    It is missleading stories like this that give WCCO a bad name.

  • BeFREE

    Say NO to the communist Unioin.

    Governor Dayton, create a Right To Work Law in Minnesota.

  • Nancy

    I say absolutly NO UNION! Licensed Daycare Providers are Independent Small Business Owners. Come on Gov. Dayton, tell the Union to go away.
    As for the lady in the video saying sometimes she doesn’t get paid for 8 weeks, for subsidized daycare, well maybe Gov. Dayton should be working on that.
    If the money isn’t there to pay these providers on time, how is a Union going to change that???
    As for changing Licensing Rules I can’t think of any rules I would want to change.
    I think the Union will be there to take the money, but will do little if anything to earn it. These Union reps lied to the providers to get them to sign a card. Tols them it was for more information only, then they turned these cards in as a yes vote for the Union.
    If this Unionization is such a good thing, then why is it taking a Executive Order to FORCE these providers into a Union.

  • Cryos

    These sorts of things were inevitable when Minnesota elected the corrupt trust fund baby who wants to tell everyone else how to live.

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