Mark Dayton and the DFL have made good on one of their (secret) campaign promises. They have successfully unionized home health care workers”. The name of the companies that the these new union members have organized against remains to be seen. But Dayton’s election machine called SEIU now has almost 27,000 new dues paying members.
But let’s analyze the results because the media loves to talk about low turnout in Republican Primaries.
Photo from twitter was source. Actual handwritten results.
Eligible 26977 Cast 5872 Spoiled 7 Blank 16 Yes 3543 No 2306
Of the 5872 votes cast, 60% did vote to unionize. But of the eligible voters only 13% wanted to unionize. Only 21.7% bothered to vote. Yep, that’s right, no threshold was required to decide the fate of 27,000 people.
Yes, forced unionization is determined by those who show up, but this just highlights how political this entire payback to a DFL special interest group was.
SEIU gets 27,000 new dues paying members. That’s a huge addition to the DFL election machine’s war chest and a sad state of how our Republic is run.