Child Care Collective Bargaining Act passes HousePublished by on
MINNESOTA - The Minnesota House voted 68 to 66 this afternoon to pass the bill that allows a union drive to licensed and unlicensed day care providers so they can collectively bargain with the state – a measure most local child care providers opposed. Reps. Joe Schomacker and Rod Hamilton voted against the bill. It's part of an effort by two service worker unions to organize personal care workers. The bill sets up possible unionization votes among child-care providers who get state subsidies, and separately among care attendants to the elderly and disabled. The Senate has already passed the bill, so it's on its way to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton who is likely to sign.