The case involving the forced unionization of some 40,000 home-based day care owners and operators still awaits a decision by the Michigan Supreme Court, according to WWTV-WWUP TV9&10.

The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed a lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Human Services in September 2009 on behalf of three day care owners who are forced to pay union dues out of subsidy checks they receive from the state on behalf of low-income families.

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The Center’s Hannah Mead explained to WWTV that the forced unionization is “illegitimate” and that the state has yet to address the issue of how private business owners can be considered public employees.

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