Contact Us

Minnesota Legislature Examines Child Care Union Push

ST. PAUL  (AP) РRepublicans 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.

The House Commerce Committee planned Monday to delve into the planned December vote. Home-based child-care providers will decide whether to form a union in a vote overseen by the Department of Mediation Services.

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton called the election via an executive order he issued last week.

Republican lawmakers have argued that Dayton lacked such authority, and some have vowed to sue.

Union officials said they believe 5,300 licensed providers who receive some type of child-care subsidy from the state would be eligible to vote. All told, they care for about 65,000 children.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

More News from WJON

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wjon.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on AM 1240 WJON quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!