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Dayton Issues Statement On Judge’s Childcare Unionization Lawsuit Decision

Monday, July 29th, 2013 at 7:41 am

A federal judge has refused to halt a drive to unionize thousands of Minnesota home day-care operators, according to the Associated Press.

In a pair of rulings Sunday, Judge Michael Davis essentially agreed with state Solicitor General Alan Gilbert that the pair of lawsuits seeking to halt the unionization effort were filed prematurely.

Governor Dayton released the following statement on the decision as it pertained to the lawsuits challenging childcare union laws passed during the 2013 Legislative Session.

“I am very pleased that both lawsuits seeking to prevent child care providers from deciding for themselves whether or not to form a union have been dismissed by the Chief Judge of the United States District Court. I believe that working men and women should have the right to vote on forming a union, and that the Court’s decisions will permit such an election to be held.”

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