Minnesota Poll finds day-care union bill unpopular in state

  • Article by: Jim Ragsdale , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 21, 2013 - 6:31 AM

The new law allows care providers to unionize. A total of 46 percent of those polled disagree with the decision, while 41 percent support it and 13 percent are unsure.

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wytefangJun. 20, 1310:49 PM

Yeah, the Union law/bill was just a totally stupid law. Typical of our clueless democratically liberal state - the majority does NOT want this at all. Unions may have been important at one point (Upton Sinclair didn't write "The Jungle" for no reason, after all) but in this modern world, they no longer have a valid function. They're nothing more than leeches living off other people's money. Hey! That's perfectly in line with the liberal mentality - money for nothing! FAIL.

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dakmarknetJun. 20, 1310:53 PM

The eye opener of this article is this statement: Tom Penn of Excelsior “I think the government’s messing in the wrong business,” said Penn, a respondent in the poll. “I don’t think the government has any business dictating what organization should able to unionize or to not unionize.” First of all, the government prevented this sector from unionizing. With the Governor's approval, this sector will now be able to unionize. Mr. Penn apparently agreed that it WAS the government's authority to prevent them from unionizing but is AGAINST the government's authority to allow unionizing. What a contradicting statement by Mr. Penn. This sector is now free to make the choice themselves. Let them do it. They have 4 years to make that decision and since they haven't had an increase in subsidy funding since 2003, I think it is long overdue. Funny how the Republicans have refused to raise their subsidies for 10 years causing daycare prices to rise for the families, yet are telling everyone that it will cost families more money if they unionize. They should have given them raises over the last 10 years and maybe then would not be in this position.

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sek2undrstndJun. 20, 1311:05 PM

Someone needs to explain to me how a day-care provider who is NOT receiving state subsidies would be affected by the unionization of a day-care provider who is receiving state subsidies. Please skip the rhetoric and give me concrete facts.

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ginny6Jun. 20, 1311:07 PM

What is wrong with allowing to take a vote? It's legal to form unions. Why not let them vote?

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Truckman182Jun. 20, 1311:20 PM

Who are the day care providers going to negotiate with? Themselves? Hands down just a blatant abuse of power by the DFL to pay back their union supporters by siphoning money from day care providers.

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tocquevilleofedinaJun. 20, 1311:53 PM

This is purely an effort by Dayton to get more Democrat votes. The more union members, the more votes for entitlement programs. Just like Obama granting citizenship to illegals. Don't care if they bankrupt the country as long as they get enough votes to keep the socialist machine going (until we run out of money!)

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brianglJun. 21, 1312:28 AM

It is none of the state's business if these workers want to unionize. The question is why did they not allow it in the past? The determination should be made by the workers and not the state.

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daytonsajokeJun. 21, 13 1:12 AM

sek2undrstndJun. 20, 1311:05 PM Someone needs to explain to me how a day-care provider who is NOT receiving state subsidies would be affected by the unionization of a day-care provider who is receiving state subsidies. Please skip the rhetoric and give me concrete facts..............frankly I wouldn't take my kids to a unionized day care. Look at the Chrysler union employees who were observed drinking and smoking pot on their breaks. The lost their jobs only to have an arbitrator reinstate them. Nope I don't want people watching my children protected by a union.

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daytonsajokeJun. 21, 13 1:34 AM

do you want your children watched by people who's jobs are protected by a union? It would make it much harder for a day care to fire someone who is substandard. The person would have union representation during the dispute and we've all heard horror stories about union workers doing questionable things on the job and yet are difficult if not impossible to fire. Do you want your kids in that situation?

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basia2186Jun. 21, 13 2:07 AM

Assinine proposal. Don't like what our tax dollars pay you through the state pass through, don't take kids with a subsidy. The state will then be forced to pay you more of OUR money. People need to become responsible for themselves. Cannot afford to cover so many people who have made poor life choices.

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