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Dan McGrath, left, of Minnesota Majority and Dakota County day care provider Becky Swanson tell reporters Monday that they support a lawsuit to stop an election that could allow Minnesotans who care for children in their homes to join unions. (Don Davis/Forum Communications Co.)

Some providers of day care in Minn., fear they would lose say under unions

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ST. PAUL -- Becky Swanson says she fears that she will lose her voice with state officials if fellow day care providers vote to unionize.


If a majority of 4,300 Minnesota in-home day care providers vote to join unions, Swanson said, the unions probably would take over all negotiations.

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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.