Security Staff Say HealthEast Needs To Do More To Keep Hospitals SafeSome hospital security officers say HealthEast is not doing enough to keep its employees safe from unruly and unstable visitors. They point to the attack last November inside St. John's Hospital in Maplewood. Surveillance cameras captured images of a patient swinging a metal bar at nurses as they scrambled to escape.
Appeals Panel Lets Minnesota Union Drive Proceed 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.
Minn. Pays Attorney Fees In Child-Care Union CaseThe 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.
Court Refuses To Halt Minn. Day Care Union DriveA federal judge has refused to halt a drive to unionize thousands of Minnesota home day-care operators.
Dayton Admin Wants Minn. Union Law Cases TossedGov. 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.
2nd Lawsuit Filed Over Minn. Child Care Union LawA 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.
MN Senate Passes Day Care Unionization BillThe 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.
A Protest Against Unionizing Day Care In MinnesotaSome 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.
Dayton To Contest Child Care Unionization RulingGov. Mark Dayton will contest a court-ordered temporary injunction that sidetracked a planned unionization vote by in-home child care providers.
Dayton Defers Next Move On Day Care UnionGov. 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.
Child Care Unionization Debate Intensifies Before VoteThe 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.
NY Target Store Workers Reject UnionizationWorkers 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.