Service Employees International 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.
A federal judge has denied a request to stop an election that could unionize thousands of individuals who provide in-home health care to the elderly and disabled. U.S. District Judge Michael Davis said Wednesday he won’t interfere in an ongoing election, based on fear of its potential outcome.
The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 26 reached a tentative agreement with the Minneapolis-St. Paul Contract Cleaners Association Saturday on a three-year contract.
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the 3,500 members of the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Minnesota (SEIU HCMN) voted to ratify a new three-year contract with eight metro area hospitals.