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Minnesota home care workers vote to unionize

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ST. PAUL - Minnesota’s home care workers have voted to create their own union, the state said Tuesday after counting results.

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The union will represent about 27,000 workers who are paid by the state to care for disabled or elderly patients.

About 60 percent of the 5,872 workers taking part in the election voted to unionize, according to the state’s Bureau of Mediation Services.

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