Gov. Mark Dayton will go to court to challenge a court ruling this week that put a temporary stop to a unionization vote for some child care workers.
Dayton had ruled by executive order that child care workers in a state subsidy program could vote on whether to join a union. But some providers, as well as Republican lawmakers, went to court, claiming that the governor was exceeding his authority in calling for the vote.
Ramsey County Judge Dale Lindman granted a temporary injunction on Monday, halting the vote that was supposed to start this week.
Dayton’s office said today that he will contest the temporary restraining order at a hearing on the matter Jan. 16.