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Impending union vote stirs day care issue again

For nearly six years, union officials have been working to build support for representing the state’s in-home day care providers. Now that campaign will come down to a one-month effort to convince roughly 4,300 small business owners that union representation is in their best interest.

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Dayton calls for union vote among child-care providers

Gov. Mark Dayton issued an executive order on Tuesday calling for an election within 60 days to determine if in-home day-care providers want union representation. The state's roughly 11,000 licensed child-care workers will vote on whether they wish to be represented by the SEIU Kids First Local 284 and AFSCME Council 5.

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