In 2011, Governor Mark Dayton attempted to force unionization on self-employed, home-based childcare providers, unilaterally by executive order. That move was clearly illegal and the Childcare Freedom coalition successfully sued to halt the governor’s illegal usurpation of power.
The political situation has changed. After the 2012 election Minnesota voters installed the governor’s party as the majority in both the state House and Senate (not to mention control of every other executive office, such as attorney general and secretary of state).
It’s been decades since Minnesota experienced single-party control of our state government and the new majorities are eager to advance their agenda.
Involuntary unionization of certain independent industries has been on the DFL wish-list for a while and now they have their window.
Read the rest at ChildcareFreedom.org
Contact your legislators: Stop the forced unionization of childcare providers.
Shining light on unionization effort (from the archives)