ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — 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.

Dayton spokeswoman Katharine Tinucci says the Democratic governor met Tuesday with Attorney General Lori Swanson about the ruling a day earlier. A Ramsey County judge issued a restraining order preventing the union election Dayton had authorized.

Tinucci says the governor decided they would wait for the written ruling that will accompany Monday’s verbal decision.

Thousands of in-home child care providers were due to receive ballots asking if they wanted to unionize. Opponents argued that Dayton didn’t have the power to order an election and they questioned why some providers wouldn’t get a vote.

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Comments (9)
  1. stung4ever says:

    “and they questioned why some providers wouldn’t get a vote.”

    This story should be edited to say why MOST providers wouldn’t get a vote.

  2. pat says:

    It should read:

    Communism, alive and well in the United States.

  3. Mike Merker says:

    He will just have to figure out another way to pay back the unions for all their contributions to his campaign!

    1. Tom says:

      @ Mike Merker

      It works both ways. If it is the unions for the DFL then its the nutty social conservatives for the GOP

      1. dan says:

        Not really Tom, only one of those groups forces you to join and pay dues in order to work for some employers. Its probably time to take politics out of the work place. Seems like something the old Union members would have been all for.

  4. terry says:

    ok here it is he looking for money well why not just put the fair tax into act anyone and every one pays tax if this done this state will be out of the hole with in 2 to 3 years and on the pos side and plus any one who comes here to this state will have to pay a tax its called fair tax no one can hide from it not even dayton him self

  5. mn12345 says:

    This whole thing is preposterous.

    The people think all of these licenses and the union will help to “save” their kids… If something is going to happen, it’s going to happen. Even daycare centers hire fools and crazy people. You hear of it every day in some town, city or state.

    Most people “overpay” for daycare when right down the road a nice lady that either already has very well behaved kids and a safe environment would probably do a better job with your kids than these licensed homes with twenty kids or these centers or an older lady who has already raised kids and who has a “real” clue about raising kids.

    I am sure they will get a lot more of attention. Be taught their ABC’s & 123’s, be fed even better than these places cutting corners to make a profit and not only would it benefit you money wise and the kids for the reasons mentioned already, but it would give this person the extra cash since jobs are scarce these days.

    The only reason the government does this stuff is to make money. It has nothing to do with your children being safe. They just found another way to make money and if it didn’t make money they wouldn’t bother.

    I can’t believe daycares would even go along with this since they already pay license fees and get checked up on. I cannot believe people with children would want this system treated like a “puppy mill”.

    I used to babysit the kids next door all summer and nights when their parents went out when I was a teen. I played with the kids, picked up after them, did the dishes and on nights the parents were out I put them to bed.

    Prior to that when we lived in another state it was legal for a, I think nine or ten year old to babysit and I watched a friend of my mom’s baby and little boy when they went out.

    All of these kids survived and I learned a lot.

    Shame on parents for not being more responsible to raise kids with these abilities, shame on our government for taking jobs away. Shame on daycare providers for backing something like this.

    This whole thing is a farse, a big joke for the government to take your money. By the way parents, your daycare rates will also go up due to the union dues. ~ I sure am glad my kids are grown. I feel sorry for this whole generation and those that follow.

  6. Carrie Ag says:

    If you see “licensed homes with twenty kids”, please report them to the county or state.

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