Opponents of daycare unionization vote score legal victory


It appears as if opponents of a new law that would allow daycare providers to form a union have scored a legal victory.

A Star Tribune report says the law that would allow the vote to unionize has been temporarily blocked by a federal appeals court.

Officials of the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, the group representing Minnesota providers who oppose unionization, said they received notice late Thursday that their motion for an injunction blocking the law has been granted by the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Lawyers for the group say that means the child-care union election cannot take place until that injunction is lifted.

The appeals court wants to see if the U.S. Supreme Court decides to hear an appeal on a related case dealing with the unionization of home-care workers.

The controversial law was passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor in May, it had cleared one legal hurdle in July.

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