The people who filed suit against the state of Michigan in the home-based day care workers'  "stealth unionization case" didn't show they have a legal right to ignore the results of a union certification, the Court of Appeals ruled on Wednesday.

The Court of Appeals had dismissed a lawsuit by the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation against the Department of Human Services. As many as 40,000 home-based day care providers were forced into a government employees union. The state withheld dues from the providers who accepted state subsidies from low-income families. But the Court of Appeals added no comment.

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The Michigan Supreme Court ordered the Court of Appeals to explain why it rejected the case initially.

Patrick Wright, senior legal counsel for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, said he will ask the Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision. Wright said if that doesn't work, he'll appeal the to the Michigan Supreme Court again.

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Senate Seeks Another Way to Kill Forced Unionization of Child Care Providers

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The Saga of Forced Unionization

Minority Rules: Most Members of Child Care Union Didn't Vote Themselves In

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