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Dec 4, 2015

Appeals court won’t disband home-care union

A federal appeals court panel declined Thursday to overturn a new union for thousands of Minnesota personal care attendants who assist the disabled and elderly in home-based settings.

Jul 11, 2014

Will ruling upend 2 organizing drives?

The Harris v. Quinn decision will be felt in Minnesota, where two labor groups are working to organize both home care workers and in-home day care workers through a union election.

Sep 10, 2013

SEIU urges MNsure to reconsider outreach grants

SEIU Healthcare Minnesota is calling on MNsure to reconsider which groups receive outreach grants so that African American organizations are included in the mix.

Jun 26, 2013

Minnesota politicos respond to Supreme Court ruling striking down DOMA

The court’s ruling means gay couples in Minnesota -- which will be able to be legally married starting Aug. 1 thanks to a law passed in the Legislature this year -- will now also have the federal benefits of a married couple.

Jun 18, 2013

Gay marriage advocates, business groups spend big on lobbying in 2013

The successful effort to legalize gay marriage in Minnesota this session also turned out to be one of the most expensive lobbying efforts in 2013, with advocates and opponents spending nearly $2 million to try an influence legislators votes on the issue.

Jun 5, 2013

Day care providers file second lawsuit seeking to halt unionization bill

A dozen child care providers filed a lawsuit on Wednesday seeking to have legislation that allows them to unionize tossed out as unconstitutional. The legal complaint argues that the controversial law, which is set to take effect on July 1, violates the First Amendment rights of day care workers by potentially requiring them to pay union dues.

May 15, 2013

Unionization bill clears Senate after epic 17-hour debate

DFL Sen. Sandy Pappas (Staff photo: Peter Bartz-Gallagher) Following an extraordinary overnight debate, the Senate passed legislation Wednesday morning allowing child care providers and personal care assistant to join labor union . The controversial proposal carried by a 35-32 vote after 17 hours on the floor, and four DFL senators ultimately joined all Republicans in voting against it.

May 8, 2013

Day care, PCA unions bill meets resistance

No bill has faced a more tortuous path this legislative session than a proposal to allow child care workers and personal care assistants to unionize.

May 6, 2013

Child care, PCA unionization bill fails in finance committee

Legislation that would allow child care providers and personal care assistants to unionize was defeated in the Senate Finance Committee on Monday. The surprise legislative setback came in the final committee before the bill would have been taken up on the Senate floor.

Apr 23, 2013

Union leaders push ahead on legislative agenda

Union leaders say they are moving full speed ahead with their legislative agenda this year, despite recent comments from Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk that many issues on their wish list will not pass this session.

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