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Lawsuit Coming To Fight Daycare Unionization Law

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 7:17 am

A fight over unionizing home-based child care and home health care workers in Minnesota is headed back to court.

The Associated Press says opponents will challenge the law, which was signed just days ago. It gives the American Federation of State Counties and Municipal Employees and the Service Employees International Union a window to press for a unionization vote. Advocates argue the unions could secure higher reimbursement rates and better industry standards.

The Democratic-controlled Legislature approved the organizing after an earlier attempt by Gov. Mark Dayton to allow it through executive order was overturned in court.

The AP reports that a group calling itself Childcare Freedom planned to file the lawsuit Wednesday. Foes have complained that a union would compel independent business owners to join and pay dues regardless of their stance.

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