Judge suggests Dayton could have avoided union vote lawsuit
ST. PAUL -- A judge deciding the fate of a child care providers' union election said Wednesday that Gov. Mark Dayton could have avoided a lawsuit by conducting a less formal survey.
Ramsey County District Court Judge Dale Lindman told Dayton attorneys that the governor only needed to call a commissioner and ask them to survey child care providers to see if they want unions to represent them.
"He still could," Lindman said.
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