A look at other states shows no clear path for daycare unions

An increased state subsidy and help with health care premiums are two key issues a unionized day care workforce would push for. MPR touched in with other states that have union child care workers and finds no solid consistency in their structure or operation.
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An increased state subsidy and help with health care premiums are two key issues a unionized day care workforce would push for. MPR touched in with other states that have union child care workers and finds no solid consistency in their structure or operation.

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