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Marilyn Geller, who provides child care in Bemidji, tells a Senate committee Monday, March 11, 2013, that she supports allowing unionization. (Forum News Service photo)

Providers for children, elderly, disabled in Minnesota split on union question

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ST. PAUL -- Marilyn Geller loves taking care of young children.

“They are so eager to learn,” the woman with a Bemidji child care service said. She could do a better job taking care of children, she told a Senate committee Monday, if she could work closer with other child care providers in a union.


Trish Berger also loves her role as a child care provider. She told senators that many child care providers like her prefer their independence.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.