SAINT PAUL — Personal care attendants in Minnesota have voted to unionize and chose Service Employees International Union as their bargaining representative. About 60 percent of roughly 58-hundred workers voting in the election said "yes" to a union. Saint Paul resident Sumer Spika says it will help her bargain for better wages, benefits and training, so that she can provide a better life for her family and clients. Republican challenger Jeff Johnson accuses Governor Dayton of "using Minnesotans as pawns to pay back his union boss campaign contributors." Dayton's press secretary responds the governor "has said from the very beginning that the people providing personal care should be the ones to decide whether or not they want to form a union." Meanwhile the National Right to Work Foundation vows to continue its lawsuit, arguing the election violates First Amendment rights of those who don't want a union.
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