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Home care workers to make pitch for union

Published On: Dec 12 2012 08:42:05 AM CST
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -

Some of Minnesota's home care attendants are eager to form a union.

Dozens of personal care assistants who care for the elderly and people with disabilities are due at the Capitol on Wednesday to press their case. They say tens of thousands of their members are struggling to make ends meet because of low wages and lack of benefits.

Brian Elliott, executive director for the Minnesota chapter of the Service Employees International Union, said the workers seeking to organize are those who are paid with Medicaid dollars at rates set by the state.

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