Gov. Dayton says he hasn't made a decision on whether he'll issue an executive order that would allow for in-home child care providers to vote on whether to join a union. Dayton says he hasn't been focused on the issue since he's been on his Trade Mission to Korea and attended the Democratic Governor's Association meetings in North Carolina. He said he'll talk with staff about the issue in the coming days.
"I'll be sitting down over the next couple of days to be brought up to speed on where things stand," Dayton told MPR News. "I wouldn't anticipate anything imminently. Probably next week or the week after. We'll have to see."
Dayton is considering issuing an executive order that would allow the 11,000 in-home child care workers to vote on whether to join a union. SEIU and AFSCME are encouraging Dayton to issue the executive order. Several Republican legislators and a few in-home child care owners have criticized the idea. One lawmaker said he would sue Dayton if he issued an executive order allowing for the vote.
Gov. Dayton would be breaking the law by issuing an order for "self-employed business owners" to vote on an union. The big question is why did ASFCME Union give $44,000.00 to Dayton's campaign?
Problems and frustrations are the driving force behind all inventions and changes in laws. The law can be changed. Ann, you and I many years ago did not have a right to vote.
AFSCME donates to polititions who stand up for the people. Tom Emmer did NOT show up to the early Childhood Education Governors' Debate, however he did have "Hunters for Emmer" buttons available on an information table for anyone who was interested. And Emmer did NOT show up to the 10/10/10 "March for Children". People make political donations all the time. Tom Emmer had big business donations as well.
I am a small business owner and do not wanted elected officials making a decsion that I have an employer and who that employer is. Having agreements between unions and elected officials to be able to make these decisions seems so wrong. Unions benefiting off of these agreements on the backs of independent business owners is what the unions lable as the "new and unique" union, never been seen before. Don't think I want to see it now.