Everything listed under: Unions

  • Minnesotans’ Federal Lawsuit Aims to Stop Child Care Unionization Efforts Nationwide

    A little publicized federal court case being heard on Tuesday in US District Court in Minneapolis, however, takes the divisive issue away from state lawmakers and propels it to the national level, with the potential to end or embolden what some call compulsory unionization, once and for all.

  • Ramsey County Judge Strikes Down Dayton’s Unionization

    A Ramsey County District Court judge issued a ruling on Friday saying that the executive order issued by Gov. Mark Dayton last year authorizing an election of state child care providers is “null in void.”According to Judge Dale Lindman, Gov. Dayton exceeded his authority because the order was an “unconstitutional usurpation of the Legislature's constitutional right to create and or amend laws” and violated the Separation of Powers doctrine.

  • Child Care Providers to Challenge Unionization in Federal Court

    ST. PAUL, MN- A group of child care providers from across Minnesota plan to file a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis as soon as today challenging child care unionization on constitutional grounds.

  • Ramsey County Judge Halts Childcare Union Vote

    Just two days before ballots were set to go out, a Ramsey County Judge has halted the upcoming election on child care unionization by issuing a temporary restraining order. Ramsey County Judge Lindman said the matter should go through the legislature instead.  He also said the election was “very harmful to all of the parties involved.”   

  • Childcare Providers Assn. Asks Dayton to Retract and Revise Executive Order for Union Vote

    The Minnesota Licensed Family Child Care Association (MLFCCA) sent the following letter to Governor Dayton on November 18, 2011.  While MLFCCA is neutral on the issue of union representation for licensed family child care providers, the association called on Dayton to retract and revise his executive order to include all 11,000 providers. 

  • Leaked Memo Adds Fuel to Concerns Over Child Care Union Debate

    ST. PAUL, MN—The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota has obtained a memo distributed to DFL members of the Minnesota House of Representatives that provides a rare behind-the-scenes view of DFL strategy on one of the most divisive issues facing the state—whether and how to unionize Minnesota’s 11,000 in-home licensed childcare providers. 

  • FFM Bulletin 9/22/11

    Featuring: Senate hearing on MN daycare unionization, CenterPoint Energy's pricing plan, Brooklyn Center levy goes down, and Anoka County's budget.

  • Surprising Setback: Dayton Says No to Executive Order for Daycare Provider Union

    The leading opponent of the drive to unionize Minnesota daycare providers didn’t even know she’d finally won a round in her five year-long battle until she was contacted for her reaction to the news. She was stunned to learn that Governor Mark Dayton had ruled out an executive order to unilaterally authorize statewide unionization of more than 11,000 licensed childcare providers in Minnesota.

  • Controversial Daycare Union Drive Reaches Governor's Office

    Daycare providers opposed to unionization of their work force who recently met with key members of Governor Dayton’s staff left the meeting concerned it may only be a matter of when, not if, the governor will issue an executive order paving the way for statewide union representation of Minnesota’s more than 11,000 childcare providers.

  • FFM Bulletin 9/13/11

    Featuring: an "education" grocery store, daycare unionization update, commuter rail news, school referenda and the state budget, and short takes!

  • FFM Bulletin 8/4/11

    Featuring: a Minnesota Court of Appeals ruling that forces greater transparency in school district elections, Sunshine Review's analysis on MN governments, a daycare union update, and the latest from MN State News. 

  • Home Daycare Providers Organize Against Statewide Unionization Campaign

    Thousands of licensed Minnesota day care providers may soon become unionized at the stroke of Governor Dayton’s pen via executive order as an increasingly contentious, yet largely unknown, organizing campaign apparently nears an end, according to opponents. 

  • MN Companies, Unions and Governments Get Millions in Subsidies Under Stealth Provision

    The beneficiaries of the latest taxpayer-subsidized surprise uncovered in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)  include a who’s who of Minnesota businesses, unions, cities, counties and schools, according to investigators for the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee.

  • PERSONAL AD: Ideologically rigid teachers’ union desperately seeking Republican members

    In the latest sign that Education Minnesota is no longer in the public policy driving seat, the teachers’ union has put out a desperate plea to Republican teachers. A January 21 internal memo from Education Minnesota president Tom Dooher to local leaders announces an upcoming statewide strategy session for Republican union members, a group whose opinions the union ...

  • FFM Bulletin 10/1/10

    Featuring: our analysis on public employee unions' continued spending spree, our latest Accountability Alert, FFM's Reagan essay contest, and more!

  • Jonathan Blake: If Target's politics matter, what about labor's?

    Why are corporate contributions the subject of controversy while union contributions go largely unreported? The Star Tribune features commentary by FFM Vice President Jonathan Blake.

  • FFM Bulletin 7/26/10

    Featuring: public employee unions spending in elections, exorbitant public employee payout in Edina, and a small city outsourcing municipal services.

  • Heartland Institute: Minnesota Prepares for Race to the Top’s Second Round

    The Freedom Foundation of Minnesota was featured in the Heartland Institute's article on the second round of Race to the Top funding. FFM CEO Annette Meeks commented on the role of the teacher's union and how they have deterred past reforms.

  • Commentary: Union should lead the way to reform teacher-tenure law

    FFM CEO Annette Meeks wrote a commentary featured in the Duluth News Tribune. The piece looks at teacher tenure laws in Minnesota, why reform is necessary, and how it can be achieved.

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