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3:35:36, May 26th 2013

roz says:
FABULOUS article and absolutely TRUE! I am a veteran licensed childcare provider since 1984, and I wholeheartedly agree with this article!!!


3:59:37, May 26th 2013

jakkkids says:
I live in Wisconsin and I find this totally disgusting Gov.Dayton should be impeached or at least have his butt recalled..The Unions are nothing but thugs and because they no longer can get money out of WI and MI they will find any way to get it...A day care...Good Lord...Bring the price of daycare down.Now how does that happen when now the provider has to raise the price to include the union dues. Does Dayton have a brain.Can he not see the whole picture.He needs to take a lesson from my Gov.Scott Walker on how not to get on his knees before the Union thugs.Dayton should be ashamed of himself.


4:05:14, May 26th 2013

LtlRedHen3 says:
And don't forget that the deck is stacked with legal non-licensed "providers" who care for a friend or family member, generally for a short time. They may not even provide the care anymore, and don't have the same requirements as licensed providers, or networking to give them any information other than the lies fed by union reps. .Many won't realize or won't care that not sending in their vote really does matter. My 20 year old son cares for his nephew but if this passes, he'll have to pay union dues for the "right" to do so. Makes no sense at all.


8:01:41, May 26th 2013

Thiedeleigh says:
Thank you for a wonderful article! Sadly our government doesn't care what anyone has to say because they are owned by the union.


10:37:29, May 26th 2013

whohasthepen says:
It is sad that this guy can get so much wrong in so few words. What do you use for your research? Facebook? or maybe it was over-the-backyard-fence rumor mill you called for confirmation? A five minute read of the bill that was passed would have corrected most of the wrong info here. Well, that might mean you actually cared about telling the truth instead of just spewing your union-hatred rants around. Are there no editors at the Fillmore Journal?


6:22:33, May 27th 2013

UnionLover? says:
@whohasthepen must be another Union lover with clouded judgment. Blanket statement: "It is sad that this guy can get so much wrong in so few words." What was wrong?

That's the funny thing about Union lovers. Doesn't matter if their Unions do something wrong, they look the other way. They only see the good. A bunch of lemmings.


6:38:33, May 27th 2013

Jason Sethre, Publisher of Fillmore County Journal says:
Here's another interesting article on this subject.

Jason Sethre
Fillmore County Journal


7:05:42, May 27th 2013

Jason Sethre, Publisher of Fillmore County Journal says:
To "whohasthepen"...

I saw that you took issue with my commentary. Not sure of what specifically you felt was inaccurate, but I would appreciate your enlightenment.

Regarding "just spewing your union-hatred rants," that couldn't be further from the truth. I grew up in a household where my father was and still is a union man. He proudly wore his Teamster jacket when I was a young child and has served as shop steward for his union when negotiating contracts. So, I have over 35 years of life experience and awareness of the purpose, value and place for a union. So, I am not anti-union. I think they serve a purpose in certain situations. However, forcing small businesses to join a union makes no sense at all.

Both of our newspapers are members of the Minnesota Newspaper Association and the Minnesota Free Paper Association. This is by choice. The option to join an association makes more sense. Being a licensed daycare provider should be a requirement. Joining a union should not be required. These are small business owners. However, again, the option to join an association would be fine. But, again, that would be optional.

Unfortunately, the proponents to this cause either don't understand the historical development of unions being an employee-employer relationship, or they have ulterior motives.

Since you reference me as "this guy," you must not be from around Fillmore County. Not that this matters, but it does elicit other indications or motivations. If you are new to Fillmore County, welcome neighbor.


1:08:42, May 27th 2013

Grant Johnson says:
The number of signatures and ballots tends to be confusing partly because the House and Senate versions were slightly different.

To clarify the numbers, the union will need to collect 500 signed cards from providers in order to get a list of all who will be in the bargaining class. They will then have to collect thirty percent (30%) or more signatures from that group to force a vote. Ballots are distributed by mail to the whole group where fifty percent (50%) plus one vote will be required to force these small business owners into a union.

The problem is that not all effected will have the chance to cast a ballot.

Where does this go from here? Which business owners are next?

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