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Commissioner Josh Tilsen of the Minnesota Mediation Services Bureau tells a House committee Monday that he is following an executive order to administer an election asking day-care providers if they want to organize a union. He said he did not know what would happen if they voted to unionize. Photo by Don Davis/State Capitol Bureau

Child care unionization questions plentiful

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ST. PAUL -- Questions abound two weeks before some Minnesota in-home day-care providers vote about whether to join unions.

Key among those questions is how many of the 11,000 in-home day-care providers will be allowed to vote. Also unanswered is whether anything the unions negotiate with the state will affect those who are not part of unions.


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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.