Day Care Union
Thousands of in-home health care providers in Minnesota have voted to unionize. About 60 percent of the roughly 5,800 care providers taking part in a union election say they support organizing. The results were announced Tuesday by the state Bureau of Mediation Services.
The fate of a possible election that could unionize thousands of Minnesota home day-care operators rests with federal Judge Michael Davis, who said at a hearing Thursday that he would rule quickly on whether to halt the drive.
Just days after Gov. Mark Dayton signed the controversial Child Care Collective Bargaining Act into law, a lawsuit is being filed by opponents.
Nearly 100 amendments await Minnesota House lawmakers if they move ahead as planned on a bill that could lead to unionization of in-home day care providers and personal care attendants. The volume foreshadows a long fight should the House brings the bill up on Saturday as planned.
Supporters and opponents of unionizing day care workers packed a contentious hearing at the State Capitol Thursday night.