Nyman Voted Anti-Small Business and Anti-Woman Owned Small Businesses

Rockland, MA – Today Lou Valanzola, candidate for State Representative, praised the U.S. Supreme Court decision to stop the forced unionization of home healthcare workers.  The decision should help repeal Massachusetts 2012 law requiring home day care centers into a public sector union.  Home day care providers are currently disputing the law in court.

“The supreme court’s decision shows that the legislature including Rep. Nyman was wrong in forcing home day care providers into the SEIU.  The decision upholds the first amendment rights.  People should be able to choose who they want or don’t want to associate with,” said Valanzola. 

Today the Supreme Court announced in a 5-4 decision that home health care workers in IL cannot be required to pay union dues.  Justices said the forced unionization violated people’s first amendment rights.

In 2012 the Massachusetts legislature passed a law requiring workers at home-based daycare centers along with the providers themselves to automatically become state employees and unionized if the center cares for one child receiving a state voucher.  Proponents claimed that it would help ensure quality care.  Valanzola believes that a false claim because if children were not getting quality care then the state should revoke the license. 

“The law was anti-small business and anti-woman business.  Most of home day care centers are owned by women.  They are already one of the most regulated businesses in the state.  The 2012 law just takes more money out of the wallets for the unions.  It did nothing to help provide quality services,” said Valanzola. 

Valanzola further notes that if it was all about the children then larger daycare centers such as KinderCare would not have been exempted. 

Rep. Rhonda Nyman voted for the forced unionization.  It was roll call 330 on July 26, 2012.

“We need a new Representative who supports the people of her district over the special interest groups,” added Valanzola.

Lou Valanzola is currently employed as a Controller in Brockton.   He earned a degree in Accounting from Bentley University in 1984.  In addition to being a Selectman in Rockland, he’s also been involved in the community as a member of the Cable TV advisory board.  He was also a member of the volunteer Crossing guard committee which returned them in 2002 after a 12 year hiatus.  He also coached little league baseball and girls basketball.   He is also a member of the Rockland LION’s club.

Lou Valanzola can be reached at 617-827-3454 or louvalanzola@yahoo.com, if you would like to find out more information about Valanzola’s candidacy please check his website @www.louvalanzola.net.

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