Worker Advocate Reacts to Minnesota Home-Based Childcare Ruling 

Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit issued a ruling in the Minnesota childcare provider's lawsuit challenging a state law designed to forcibly unionize them. Mark Mix, president of the National Right to Work Foundation, issued the following statement in the wake of today's ruling:

"We disagree with the court's limited ruling holding that the childcare providers' lawsuit is not ripe until a unionization election is requested. However, we are encouraged that the court's reasoning further legitimizes the personal homecare providers' lawsuit filed earlier this week.

"The court's ruling today means that the homecare providers' suit is indeed ripe for review because those providers are under imminent threat of unionization, with the unionization election starting tomorrow.

"No homecare personal or childcare provider should be forced to associate with a state's hand-picked political representative. Jennifer Parrish and other Minnesota childcare providers intend to refile their lawsuit if and when AFSCME union officials push to force childcare providers into union ranks."

Both groups of providers are receiving free legal assistance from National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys.

Sign Up for Email Alerts


Terms of Web Site Use      Related Links: National Right to Work Committee | National Institute for Labor Relations Research

Copyright © 2010 National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation
 National Right to Work Legal Defense and Education Foundation, Inc.
8001 Braddock Road / Springfield, Virginia 22160
(703) 321-8510 | (800) 336-3600 / (703) 321-9613 fax - general (703) 321-9319 fax - legal department