2016 Spring Conversation

With just a few days left to sign up…and before summer begins,
It is Senate District 49’s great pleasure
to invite you to the

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“How Gov. Dayton & the Left are using the compassion we have for the disabled & poor to expand union power”

Minnesota has implemented a number of initiatives to improve the life of its poor and disadvantaged citizens.  Local and state government agencies, churches, and private foundations all have put forth ideas for improvements.  Some are proposing that we should unionize those that serve them.  Is that the answer?

Please join us as we welcome our panel:



Friday, June 3rd, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Edina Country Club
Cash Bar

Purchase tickets below

$75 per person if purchased by June 1st - $100 at the door
$35 per student

Business / cocktail attire recommended


In 2014, Minnesota home-care workers voted to join the Service Employees International Union. As the Star Tribune reported, “It was the culmination of one of the most sweeping union expansion efforts in state history and represented a victory for Dayton and the then-DFL-controlled Legislature.”

However, in February this year, Minnesota child-care providers voted against unionization by a wide margin (1,014 against, 392 for).   The Star Tribune wrote, “If the vote to unionize had succeeded, child care providers that receive state money to care for children under the Child Care Assistance Program would have joined AFSCME, a major public employee union and a strong backer of DFL candidates and causes.” 

Jennifer Parrish, a child-care provider and leader of the Coalition of Union Free providers, pointed out that AFSCME has backed universal preschool, a move that is contrary to the interests of self-employed providers like her, because it would put many of them out of business.

Eliot Seide, executive director of AFSCME Council 5, set the terms of the debate should supporters of unionization resume their push after 2017.  “AFSCME honors the mighty women who care for Minnesota’s poorest children. … We thank Democratic leaders who affirmed the child-care providers’ right to vote for a union.”

The “Spring Conversation” will afford you a unique opportunity to hear from and engage three front-line thought leaders.  Join us in the classic surroundings of the Edina Country Club for this in-depth look at what is at stake. 


For further information or questions, contact
Carol Kerr: [email protected], 612-805-1168
Barb Sutter: [email protected], 952-201-9625

To reserve your place for this timely discussion,
please register & pay by credit card below
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SD 49 Republicans
PO Box 390333
Edina, MN 55439-0333 

June 03, 2016 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Edina Country Club
5100 Wooddale Ave
Edina, MN 55424
United States
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Barbara Sutter · · 9522019625

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$100.00 Adult
At the door
$75.00 Adult
Early - Purchase Before June 1
$35.00 Student
College or High School