ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — 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.READ MORE: Vikings Interview 49ers' DeMeco Ryans After Win Vs. Packers
In the filing, Minnesota Solicitor General Alan Gilbert says the case is not ripe because many steps must occur before the suing party can prove harm. A union can’t be formed if supporters of organizing day care workers fail along the way.READ MORE: Minnesota Weather: Sunday Snow Could Make For Monday Morning Commute Headaches
The plaintiffs contend a union would compel independent business owners to join and pay dues regardless of their stance.MORE NEWS: Shoplifter Shoots St. Paul Liquor Store Worker Twice, Police Say
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