in-home care en Mo. Home Care Union hopes for first contract <p>A union representing 13,000 workers who provide in-home care to the disabled says it hopes a decision by the Missouri Supreme Court can clear the way for negotiations with the state on a contract.</p><p>The Supreme Court declined Tuesday to hear an appeal of a May ruling upholding a vote by the workers to be represented by the Missouri Home Care Union. The union says that clears the "last legal obstacle delaying negotiations" on its first contract.</p><p>The workers are paid by the state to help the disabled in their homes with daily tasks such as bathing and cleaning.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 13:54:39 +0000 Associated Press 23724 at