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Judge: Ruling Within 90 Days On Child Care Vote

A Ramsey County judge says he’ll decide within 90 days whether Minnesota child care workers can proceed with a vote to unionize.

02/22/2012

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Lawmakers Introduce Child Care Affordability Act

Two state lawmakers say before the legislature focuses on a Vikings Stadium, they should make up for big cuts to child care. They just introduced the “Child Care Affordability Act.”

02/14/2012

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Dayton To Contest Child Care Unionization Ruling

Gov. Mark Dayton will contest a court-ordered temporary injunction that sidetracked a planned unionization vote by in-home child care providers.

12/08/2011

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Dayton Defers Next Move On Day Care Union

Gov. Mark Dayton won’t make another move on a daycare unionization push until after a Minnesota judge issues a written order explaining his reasons for sidetracking a planned vote by in-home providers.

12/06/2011

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Judge Blocks Child Care Union Vote

A Ramsey County judge on Monday blocked a unionization vote by Minnesota child care workers that was to get under way this week, saying the issue must go through the state Legislature.

12/05/2011

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Dayton Mulls Next Steps On Child Care Union

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.

12/05/2011

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Child Care Unionization Debate Intensifies Before Vote

The debate over whether to unionize childcare providers in the state heats up next week. A judge will Monday decide whether to issue an injunction on a lawsuit filed to stop the Dec. 7 vote.

12/03/2011

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Minn. Legislature Examines Child-Care Union Push

Minnesota daycare providers who are not eligible to vote in an upcoming unionization election say they would still be affected by agreements reached between a new union and the state, and should be given a vote.

11/21/2011

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Dayton Orders Union Vote By Child Care Providers

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered a vote among home-based child care providers about whether they should unionize.

11/15/2011

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Legislators Hold Hearing On Unionizing Child Care

Legislators heard from both opponents and supporters of unionizing in-home child care during a House committee hearing in Waite Park Monday night.

10/25/2011

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Study: Child Care In Minn. Among Most Expensive

Minnesota ranks among the least affordable states for child care, according to a new national study, and those high prices coupled with the recession have resulted in more parents receiving state subsidies for the service.

10/10/2011

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Divisive Drive To Unionize In-Home Child Care

A drive to unionize home-based child care providers has blown up into a sticky issue in Minnesota.

09/25/2011

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Judge Restores Child Care Funds Caught In Shutdown

The judge overseeing appeals from the Minnesota government shutdown has restored funding for a child-care program that serves nearly 16,000 children in more than 9,000 low-income families.

07/13/2011

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