Solicitor General Alan Gilbert argued that the plaintiffs in the case do not have standing to bring their claim.Read More »
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Legislation allowing day care providers and personal care assistants to join labor unions was arguably the most contentious issue of the legislative session. The proposal was debated for 27 hours on the House and Senate floors, longer than any other bill considered in 2013. Ultimately, the proposal cleared the House by the narrowest of margins, 68-66, on the final day of session.Read More »
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.
Tagged with: AFSCME child care day care Doug Seaton Eliot Seide Michael Nelson Minnesota House of Representatives Minnesota Senate Paul Thissen personal care assistants Sandy Pappas Sean Nienow SEIU Healthcare Minnesota Tom Bakk unionsRead More »
For DFLers preparing to take the reins of both legislative chambers, there was good news in Minnesota’s November economic forecast. And the forecast’s bad news — well, that was good news for Democratic leadership too.Read More »
On Tuesday afternoon, officials from the United Food and Commercial Workers union met at the DFL headquarters in St. Paul with Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk and House Minority Leader Paul Thissen.
Tagged with: AFSCME Alida Messinger Alliance for a Better Minnesota Bernie Hesse Brian Elliott Dave Hancock Doug Wardlow Jennifer Munt Jim Niland Keith Downey MAPE Mark Dayton Molly Pederson Patti Fritz Ted Lillie UFCWRead More »
The rejection of the new collective bargaining agreement for nearly 28,000 state workers by a House-Senate subcommittee on Thursday is the latest example of the divide between Republicans and DFLers over how to make the state an attractive employer.Read More »
Despite their minority status in both the state House and Senate, the DFL caucuses significantly outperformed Republicans in fundraising from the beginning of January until the end of July.
Tagged with: 2012 fund AFL-CIO AFSCME Alida Messinger Alliance for a Better Minnesota Carrie Lucking Education Minnesota Justine Haselow Ken Martin Mark Dayton Minnesota DFL Party Republican Party of Minnesot Robert Haselow Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Steve Simon Tom Bakk Vance Opperman Win MinnesotaRead More »