Update: Here are some of the news reports from Saint Cloud and Rochester from last night’s hearings. While these news reports are rather weak on the facts, the comments from readers are encouraging. People understand that this threat to impose a public union on privately own small businesses is a clumsy attempt to increases the dues-paying base for AFSCME and SEIU. If, however, Governor Dayton (mis)uses the power of the state and issues an executive order even for an election, clumsy becomes brutish. And a terrible precedent will be set for Minnesota if Dayton and the unions succeed. Unions are casting around for more dues; next will be in-home healthcare workers. We will post any video as it becomes available.


The SEIU and AFSCME unions are still driving towards forcing Minnesota’s 11,000 independent, home-based childcare providers to unionize. This will result in higher childcare costs and the only tangible benefit will be to the unions who are hoping to swell their coffers by another $3.3 million per year in forced union dues.

Governor Dayton is sympathetic to the union’s cause and could move at any time to sign an executive order calling for a vote to establish the childcare providers unions.

You can help stop this ridiculous scheme!

The Minnesota House is holding public hearings in St. Cloud and Rochester on Monday, October 24th at 7:00 PM. Parents with children in daycare and childcare providers who live in these areas are urged to attend and testify.

Location Details
Rochester: Olmstead County Government Center Room 2A
151 4th St SE
Rochester,MN 55904

To sign up to testify, contact Dan Dwight at Daniel.Dwight@house.mn

St. Cloud: Stearns County Service Center
3301 County Road138
Waite Park,MN56387

To sign up to testify, contact Holly Iverson at holly.iverson@house.mn