The NLRB’s pro-union bias and penchant for overstepping legal precedent has spread to Minnesota. Governor Mark Dayton (DFL) issued an executive order calling for a vote to unionize child care providers. The move is an unapologetic sop to Big Labor. As reported by ChildCareFreedom.com, “Governor Dayton reportedly made a promise to union leaders to sign the executive order in exchange for their support in the last election.”
Gov. Dayton’s E.O. is legally tenuous and excludes a majority of child care providers from the voting process.
First and foremost, Gov. Dayton’s executive powers do not extend to mandating union elections. Considering that child care providers are independent small business owners, they are not even subject to collective bargaining arrangements.