Homecare workers
6:05 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Mo. Home Care Workers Wanting To Unionize Clear Last Hurdle

A four-year legal struggle over whether Missouri’s home care workers can unionize is finally over.

The Missouri Supreme Court has chosen to let stand the most recent ruling surrounding the results of a 2010 election, in which a majority of home care workers voted to form a labor union.  A circuit court judge had blocked the state from certifying the election results, but the Court of Appeals for the Western District reversed that decision.  The High Court’s decision to take no further action means that home care workers can begin negotiations on a union contract with the state.

Home care workers in Missouri won the right to unionize when voters passed the Quality Home Care Act in 2008.

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