ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Newly unionized in-home health care providers have reached a contract agreement with the state.
About 27,000 home care workers would be paid a minimum of $11 hourly. The contract also provides funding for training and five days of paid time off.READ MORE: Antoine Suggs Charged With Murdering 4 Minnesotans Found Dead In Wisconsin Cornfield
The Service Employees International Union announced their tentative contract on Thursday. It will have to be approved by union members and the Legislature.READ MORE: Minneapolis To Return To Charging Shoppers For Using Disposable Bags
Thousands of Minnesota home care-workers voted in August to form their own union. Their effort has weathered several legal challenges from opponents who argued the 2013 law allowing home-care workers to unionize was unconstitutional.MORE NEWS: Wife Of Iron Range Lawmaker Charged With Domestic Assault
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