Skip to comments.Minnesota Home Care Workers Launch Union Vote
Posted on 07/08/2014 8:12:22 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
ome health care workers in Minnesota are moving ahead with a union election, despite a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Union organizers presented a petition to state officials Tuesday.
Last week, the Supreme Court ruled that similar workers in Illinois don't have to pay any union dues.
The 2013 Minnesota Legislature passed a bill that allows a unionization vote by workers who provide care to elderly and disabled people in their homes. Minnesota Public Radio News reports more than 26,000 workers are eligible to vote, and the 9,000 cards delivered to the state Bureau of Mediation Services exceeded the 30 percent required to trigger an election.
Republican state Rep. Tara Mack of Apple Valley says she's disappointed to see the effort moving forward, especially after the Supreme Court ruling.
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More proof that you can’t fix stupid.
We pay BIG MONEY to have Dad looked in on 5 days a week so he can stay in his apartment, versus going to assisted living...which he REFUSES to do. I do his grocery shopping, fill his pill minder each week, take him to doctor appointments, do prescription refills, do his laundry, etc.
If Wisconsin home healthcare workers unionize, he’ll be living with me because they’re nearly unaffordable as it is; $30/hour...though cheaper than assisted living, where we live, anyway.
Don’t grow old in America unless you have a LOT of money to flush down the toilet. Grrrrrrr!
You think Mother Government gives a chit about YOU? HA!
HA! - I say! And Unionized workers care even LESS!
after voting for unionization in minnesota, elder care workers went on strike. after 3 months on strike the group settled by adding elder care to their benefit package. 3000 elderly citizens died during the strike. /s
SCOTUS just said you cannot force them to join the union. They can volunteer to join if they want I guess
then again, people didn't live to 85-95 yrs old....people were allowed to die back in the day....
not that its a bad thing that people live longer, its just that too many of them are living longer and not very healthy, thus repeated drs visits, mri's, meds, physical therapy,home care, and then onto assisted living then nursing homes...
when my grandmother lived with us, we all bunked together so she could have her own room....
she cooked..canned...tended the garden....took care of the little ones....
then she got cancer and died....I always thought she was "old" but she died at age 65.....
Can Minnesota secede to become a part of North Korea?
Nice to see we still have the freedom to organize in this country. I was beginning to become afraid voluntarily joining a union would become illegal as it is in China.
Let us see if it is voluntary in Minn where 20,000+ home care providers won’t even vote in the “election”. If they are forced into it, then we know freedom is dead, again.
This article sounds BS.
There is a difference between the “home health care” workers in this article and the folks that were forcibly made to join a union simply because they received money from the state to care for family members.
My only question is whether the author of this piece realized this and engaged in propaganda to further a cause, or whether he or she was truly dumb enough to not know the difference.
My point is it goes both ways.
You can create a union but you can’t make people join and you cannot force a company to recognize it
Here in Pennsylvania unionized nursing home workers help the Dems commit voter fraud. It’s amazing how many life long Republicans start voting democrat once in nursing homes.
What is Elizabeth Warren doing there with Google Eyes Dayton?
Back in the mid-1950s I was faced with a similar situation re unionization. What is not being told is that as long as a certain percentage of cards are returned a vote is permitted/triggered. It doesn’t matter if 100% of the returned cards indicate: NO WE DO NOT WANT A UNION VOTE! As long as the magic % returned is met, a union vote can take place. Best thing to do when such a card is received is to burn, shred or eat it: Don’t turn it in!
I’m not complaining about taking care of my Dad. When I was a kid, we lived with my Grandparents until Dad was out of college and done with his apprenticeships, so living generationally seems normal to me.
But you are spot on about how long we live now. He is in VERY bad health, ALL self-induced from a bad diet, booze and basically not moving from the day he retired at 55. He’s 78. A very OLD 78. That’s what p*sses me off, because for someone who worked as hard as he did, the back half of his life has been pretty crappy. But, again, that’s the choice HE made - and I get to clean up after him.
And ALL of us taxpayers PAY for the others out there who have done the same thing, but have no resources stashed for their Golden Years.
You are wrong on the last bit
I meant “ideally”