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Court allows childcare union vote

July 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

ST. PAUL — A federal court Thursday said a vote to organize a union for some Minnesota home day care providers can be scheduled.

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed of two lawsuits filed to block the drive. However, opponents of the union…continue reading on dglobe.com

Franson issues statement on childcare unionization lawsuit hearing

July 18, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

State Representative Mary Franson, R-Alexandria, released the following statement on today’s hearing in federal court on the childcare unionization lawsuit. Continue Reading

Franson: Bill to unionize childcare providers is political power grab

May 14, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Senate and House Republicans held a joint press conference today to discuss childcare provider and PCA unionization legislation (HF 950/SF 778). SF 778 is scheduled for a vote in the Minnesota Senate. Continue Reading

Providers for children, elderly, disabled split on union question

March 14, 2013 in Pine Journal

Childcare providers are divided about whether self-employed child care providers who receive state subsidies for some children should be allowed to join unions. Continue Reading

For first time, NY Mills daycare program capped

February 2, 2013 in EOT Focus

For the first time since the New York Mills School-Age Child Care program began two decades ago, it has had to put a cap on accepting any new kids. Continue Reading

Hospital, apartments, childcare center all celebrate growth in Wagner

September 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Community support key to expansion of three facilities, say officials.
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Judge suggests Dayton could have avoided union vote lawsuit

February 23, 2012 in Pine Journal

Ramsey County District Court Judge Dale Lindman told Dayton attorneys that the governor only needed to call a commissioner and ask them to survey child care providers to see if they want unions to represent them. Cloquet child care provider and activist Heather Falk agrees. Continue Reading

Minnesota Legislature examines child-care union issue

November 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Republicans who have questioned the legitimacy and rationale for a union election affecting thousands of child-care providers are airing their concerns in a Minnesota House committee hearing.
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Some MN Childcare Providers Oppose Vote To Join Union

November 16, 2011 in WDAZ

CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) – Governor Mark Dayton is ordering Minnesota’s home-based childcare providers to vote on whether to form a union. But Republican lawmakers immediately promised to sue in order to prevent the vote, questioning the legality of Dayton’s order.
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Some Want MN Day Care Providers Unionized

September 26, 2011 in WDAZ

CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) – A pair of unions is trying to organize home daycare operators in Minnesota. Continue Reading