In Minnesota, an alarming pitch for day care unions

  • Article by: Editorial Board , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 23, 2013 - 8:09 PM

Overregulation is not the problem in Minnesota.

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mamajammaSep. 23, 1310:49 PM

"resist" regulation? Is that the language used by the union or the editorial board? Careful wording please clarify. If the union said "resist" quote it please.

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elmore1Sep. 23, 1311:46 PM

Good article. Dayton and the majority party are blindly following direction from the union special interest groups. The outcome? Heavy financial burden on middle and lower class families with children and older people who need in home care. Huh? I thought they were going after the evil one percenters.

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ruphinaSep. 24, 1312:04 AM

So the Strib is starting to realize this is nothing but a play for dues and the power it brings. In the end, the only result will be more cost for everyone and more jobs for union thugs who can't hold a real job. Bill G.

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climategateSep. 24, 13 1:36 AM

Amazing how many lies the union tells to draw people in. This corrupt union is more tightly tied to government than any other. The "sales pitch" sounds just like mafia extortion "if you don't want bad things to happen to you, you need us to protect you. We only take a little bite". This drive to forcibly unionize independent daycare providers is about one thing ONLY: DUES MONEY. If employees of daycare providers want to join a union, that's their choice. No one has the right to force independent business owners to unionize; PERIOD.

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norselandcSep. 24, 13 6:37 AM

The editorial board speaks for the big and powerful. The workers seek to advocate for themselves by joining together. Do you really think the workers do not care about children? It is not much of a stretch to say the editorial board does not care about the workers. There was not one sentence from the perspective of the people you rip on.

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cat375Sep. 24, 13 7:07 AM

Workers? What workers? Oh, you must mean these small business owners who can already join this union if they choose on their own. Funny, less than 100 of 12,000 are jumping on board, so DFL and the union are trying to force them to.

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davehougSep. 24, 13 7:09 AM

W H A A A T unintended consequences from changing an owner to an 'employee' so the 'employee' can form a union :) Whoda thunk it :)

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chris5144Sep. 24, 13 7:21 AM

This unionization effort impacts no workers or employees in daycare, only home childcare business owners. Collusion for the purpose of price-fixing, plain and simple.

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stpaulisbestSep. 24, 13 7:45 AM

Wow. The union is accused of maybe, possibly, someday wanting to do something it has never said it has an interest in doing. But somehow, the Strib editorial board, which has had its own union "issues" in the past, has come up with yet another 'reason' to deny a working group the right to form a union.

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MongooseBSep. 24, 13 9:22 AM

Yeah, had a friend who was licensed- I think there were 14 steps for changing a diaper. It was all a little much.

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