Illinois case has bearing on Minn. union battle

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a lawsuit that could affect a unionization effort in Minnesota.

The high court said Tuesday it would entertain an appeal of an Illinois lawsuit over unionizing personal care attendants. The Star Tribune reports the case (http://bit.ly/1bphTRg ) is similar to a Minnesota fight over unionization elections for care attendants and for child care providers.

The Minnesota law has been hung up by a legal dispute of its own. Last month, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals granted an injunction ordering that the Minnesota election drive be delayed pending a decision by the Supreme Court on whether it would hear the Illinois case.

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is providing legal services in both lawsuits.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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