Child Care Union
Minnesota ranks as one of the most expensive places in the country for child care, which eats up more than 15 percent of income for a married couple making around $90,000 a year. According to that’s the third worst in the country. On the flip side, the state has strict child-caretaker standards. For parents, it’s a doubled-edged sword.
After being blocked in court, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton said Tuesday he hasn’t decided whether to ask the reconfigured Legislature to permit a unionization drive by home-based child care providers.
A Ramsey County judge ruled Friday that Gov. Mark Dayton violated constitutional separation of powers late last year when he called a unionization vote for home-based child care workers.