Dayton Mulls Next Steps On Child Care Union

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to meet with the state attorney general to consider the next steps on a union push for in-home child care providers.

Dayton reacted Monday to a judge’s decision to halt a union election he had called for this month. Dayton says he respects the decision but wants to confer with state attorneys before determining how to proceed.

Dayton has said he saw the union push as an exercise in democracy. Republicans fought him and some operators of private child care facilities sued.

A judge issued a temporary restraining order that effectively stops the push in its tracks. The judge says the Legislature should have a say in whether some child care providers become unionized.

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  • Pearl

    Dayton is an idiot and should stay out of Union business.

  • Kevin

    This is criminal! Does he not have a clue? The people dont want it! A judge decides its unlawful! But he will contact the States Atty to find a way to push it through anyways………I think we should have national Polititian Beheading Day once a year……just to clean up this mess……sort of like a lotto thing…..if you have over 15 years in….or your name is Pelosi……your name goes into the lotto….if your name is drawn…….your beheading becomes a pay for view event…with all procedes going to pay down the deficit! ITS A WIN WIN!!!!!

    • Thug

      Don’t go all Fred Phelps on us now!

  • redneck purist

    Dayton will shove a union down their throats whether they want it or not. He’s such a liberal tool. Think daycare is expensive now? Just wait.

    • JoAnn

      Well Someone wants this or the Executive Order would have not ended up on Governer Daytons Desk..If No one wants it, why are you afraid to let Daycare Providers vote..As for the comment on Daycare Expence..It am amazed at how people will spend thousands on Cars, Boats, Trips, Hobbies etc. and than want to cut corners when it comes to paying the person who enables you to go to work in the first place, and cares for your most precious asset…

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  • Kids Rock123

    This was NOT a fair vote. This was a vote of only 4,268 providers out of 11,300, voting for something that will affect us all! We are independent small business owners and should NOT be forced to unionize (Dayton’s E.O. clearly says that CCAP providers will be unionized); this is how it started in other states, but eventually spread to all providers and everyone had to pay fair share fees or union dues. Just wanted to clarify. Thanks!

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