A federal appeals court lifted a legal obstacle Thursday to a unionization effort affecting thousands of Minnesota home day care operators. The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals — which covers seven Great Plains and Midwest states — affirmed a ruling by a judge who dismissed a pair of lawsuits seeking to block the drive.
The state of Minnesota has paid a $60,000 settlement in attorneys’ fees to a group of child care workers who blocked a unionization effort for some home-based providers.
A federal judge has refused to halt a drive to unionize thousands of Minnesota home day-care operators.
Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration has responded to a federal lawsuit seeking to block unionization of certain in-home day providers with a court filing saying opponents lack standing to sue. New filings came Monday in one of two federal cases aiming to undo a new law paving the way for a union election. The administration wants both lawsuits dismissed and will argue for that in a July 18 court hearing.
A federal lawsuit has been filed over a new Minnesota law that could lead to unionization of certain in-home day care providers. The lawsuit filed Wednesday pairs with another federal case also seeking to overturn the law.
The Minnesota Senate approved a Democratic-sponsored bill Wednesday to let unions try to organize daycare providers and personal care workers, after a 17-hour debate that stretched through the night thanks to forceful opposition from Republicans.
Some child care providers are opposing a bill that would allow those providers who receive state subsidies to vote to become unionized. GOP Senator Carla Nelson said it will hurt a lot of people.
Gov. Mark Dayton will contest a court-ordered temporary injunction that sidetracked a planned unionization vote by in-home child care providers.
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.
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.
Workers at a Target store in New York voted against joining the country’s largest retail union Friday night, but the union said it would press on and broaden its push to represent the company’s workers nationwide.
Delta Air Lines says a vote by 700 workers who manage the parts used by its mechanics has rejected a union.