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Terrie Boyd of Detroit Lakes expresses her opinion Saturday, May 18, 2013, as the Minnesota House prepared to debate a bill allowing child care workers to join unions. (Forum News Service photo by Don Davis)

Union prepares for childcare vote

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ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s largest public employee union is moving ahead with plans to organize childcare providers who receive state subsidies after a federal judge tossed out a pair of lawsuits seeking to stop the work.


But officials of AFSCME Council 5 have no prediction about when it could hold an election to authorize childcare workers joining the union.

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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.