Opponents of unionizing home child-care providers have filed a second lawsuit against a union vote. The lawsuit is arguing that the vote is illegal because it could require all providers to be represented by the union. They say that the vote violates freedom of association. Organizers argue that by banding together, providers can better impact licensing and regulations that relate to them. The state has also filed a lawsuit against the vote.
See Jim Ragsdale and Paul Walsh, Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 19, 2012