As a key player in the debate over commissioner salaries, and the role of the state auditor, Rep. Sarah Anderson Anderson was involved in two disputes that effectively bookended the session.Read More »
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The Harris v. Quinn decision will be felt in Minnesota, where two labor groups are working to organize both home care workers and in-home day care workers through a union election.
Tagged with: 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals AFSCME collective bargaining Harris v. Quinn National Labor Relations Act National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation SEIU SEIU Healthcare Minnesota U.S. Supreme Court unionsRead More »
Both sides find ways to claim victory after the Supreme Court's ruling in the Illinois home care union case.
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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 »