Opponents Of Minnesota Union Drives Hail Ruling Bolstered by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling Monday that limits organized labor's power to collect compulsory dues, the lead plaintiff in a parallel Minnesota lawsuit urged Gov. Mark Dayton to have state lawyers stand down and ultimately cancel a pair of drives to unionize home-based day care and health care workers. Rochester day care operator Jennifer Parrish suggested the Democratic governor had little chance to prevail after the nation's top court decided that thousands of home health care workers in Illinois who are "partial-public employees" cannot be required to pay fees that help cover a union's costs of collective bargaining. Although the workers receive state subsidies to care for clients, they aren't considered full-fledged state employees and therefore don't have to pay dues if they don't join a union, the conservative-led court ruled in a 5-4 decision.
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Court Puts Day Care Unionization Drive On HoldA federal appeals court has put a drive to unionize Minnesota home day care workers on hold pending the outcome of a similar case before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion Thursday.
Orch. Management, Musicians Circle Around New DealThe management of the Minnesota Orchestra says a new deal in the works that would bring musicians back ending a nearly year-long lockout, but musicians say it was submitted outside of mediation.
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.
Twin Cities Juneteenth Celebration Turns 25 The 25th annual Twin Cities' Juneteenth celebration brought thousands to North Mississippi Regional Park Saturday. Juneteenth commemorates the day Union Soldiers told slaves in Texas that the Civil War had ended and they were no longer enslaved. Juneteenth is much more than parades, barbeques and family reunions.
Fight Over Minn. Union Organizing Shifts To CourtA contentious fight over union organizing among certain home-based child care and home health care workers is headed back to court. Opponents say they will challenge a law signed just days ago.
Legislature Gives Green Light To Unionizing Day CaresIt’s lunchtime at Cyndi Cunningham's in home day care where for the past 15 years she's operated her non-union business, caring for the children of working parents.
Minn. House Finally Passes Day Care Union Bill The Minnesota House has passed a bill that allows a union drive among home day care providers and personal care attendants after about 10 hours of debate strung out over more than two days.
Lawmakers Debate Until Early Sunday On Daycare, EducationWith the session officially ending on Monday, state lawmakers have been debating for the last 16 hours trying to wrap up some of the most contested issues this year.
Home Care Workers Rally For Chance To Vote On UnionHome care workers rallied at the Capitol Thursday, asking lawmakers to change the law and allow them to vote to form a union.
Minnesota Nurse Staffing Legislation Scaled BackA Minnesota nurses union and the state's hospitals neared a deal Friday to study and publish more data about medical center staffing plans rather than put minimum requirements for inpatient care into law.
Personal Care Givers Hope To Vote On UnionizingThousands of Minnesota's personal care attendants are asking state lawmakers to allow them to vote on a union.
Local Janitor/Security Union Gives Go-Ahead To StrikeThe SEIU Local 26 voted unanimously on Saturday afternoon to give their negotiators the power to strike. Thousands of workers who clean and protect building across the Twin Cities are ready to walk off the job.
Home Care Workers To Make Pitch For UnionSome of Minnesota's home care attendants are eager to form a union.