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Illinois case has bearing on Minn. child care union battle

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a lawsuit that could affect a child care unionization effort in Minnesota.

The high court said Tuesday it would entertain an appeal of an Illinois lawsuit over unionizing personal care attendants. The Star Tribune reports the case is similar to a Minnesota fight over unionization elections for care attendants and for child care providers.

The Minnesota law has been hung up by a legal dispute of its own. Last month, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals granted an injunction ordering the Minnesota election drive be delayed pending a decision by the Supreme Court on whether it would hear the Illinois case.

The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is providing legal services in both lawsuits.

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