ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A contentious fight over union organizing among certain home-based child care and home health care workers is headed back to court.
Opponents filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging a law signed just days ago. It gives the American Federation of State, County 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 Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/17thXgB ) reports opponents are seeking an injunction blocking a union election.
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.
Foes have complained that a union would compel independent business owners to join and pay dues regardless of their stance.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com