More home-based day care providers are speaking out about being forced into a union they didn't know existed and did not vote for, according to The Oakland Press.

The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation's lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Human Services over the illegal unionization of about 40,000 day care owners has moved to the Michigan Supreme Court, while the National Federation of Independent Business has filed an amicus brief in support of the Center's case. The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation has filed a separate class action suit in the matter against Gov. Jennifer Granholm.

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Home-based day care owners who were shanghaied into this union lose about $3.7 million a year as dues money is taken from subsidy checks the state pays them on behalf of low-income parents who seek child care while they are working or enrolled in school.

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