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Gov't Incompetence At Its Worst The Tragedy of the Forced Unionization of Home Health Care Workers
Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/8/2012 | Jarrett Skorup

Posted on 03/08/2012 7:17:07 AM PST by MichCapCon

Mackinac Center senior investigative analyst Anne Schieber has a frightening new video about the continued fleecing of home health care workers ensnared in an ongoing forced unionization scheme.

At its best, government exists to protect the rights of its citizens: To establish a rule of law that applies equally to everyone and have clear rules that are easily known and followed. This scheme adheres to none of those principles.

In documenting the complex twists-and-turns of the “dues skim,” Schieber’s video truly captures government breech of trust at its worst.

The backers of the forced unionization claim they sent voting ballots to 56,000 “employees,” but more than 80 percent did not vote. Sixty-seven percent of those who were unionized through the scheme are actually caring for disabled relatives, indirectly compensated by Medicaid, according to the Michigan Quality Community Care Council. Yet the ballot that was sent applies to "employees," with no mention of family members.

“Why are they taking money from us for taking care of our kids in the form of union dues?” Robert Haynes, a retired Detroit police officer who looks after his two adult children with cerebral palsy asked in the video.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government
KEYWORDS: forcedunionization; homehealthcare; obamacare; seiu; union

1 posted on 03/08/2012 7:17:12 AM PST by MichCapCon
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To: MichCapCon

This is criminal. Sounds like the MI GOP Senate is owned by the SEIU just the same as the Rats. Sickening.

2 posted on 03/08/2012 7:27:34 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

GOP Senators, SEIU Taxpayer Giveaways, Campaign Cash and More, OH MY!

On Aug. 5, 2009, Sen. Jason Allen, R-Traverse City, introduced Senate Bill 731, which would give statutory cover to a scheme transferring approximately $6.6 million in taxpayer money annually to the SEIU government employee union, one of the parents of ACORN. This is accomplished by creating a shell government "employer" for some 42,000 individuals who are actually hired by elderly or disabled Medicaid recipients to provide personal care services in their homes. A Mackinac Center lawsuit is pending regarding a similar arrangement imposed on home day care providers.

Wendy Day of Common Sense in Government has reported on Facebook that Allen was the recipient of a $2,000 campaign contribution from the SEIU on June 22, six weeks before SB 731 was introduced. In another post she hints that introducing and passing the bill was part of a quid-pro-quo between Senate Republicans and the SEIU for union support of former state representative Mike Nofs in a November 2009 special election, which state Republican Party Chair Ron Weiser had characterized as among the party's top priorities. Day observes that the SEIU endorsed Nofs on August 22nd, two weeks after SB 731 was introduced, and sent four full-time workers to help on his campaign.


Senate Bill 731 was co-sponsored by these Republican Senators: Roger Kahn, Bruce Patterson, Valde Garcia, Tony Stamas, Judson Gilbert, Mark Jansen, Randy Richardville, and Patricia Birkholz.

SEIU Sent Key GOP Senator $5K on Day Bill to End 'Forced Unionization' Arrived in Senate

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It should be noted that Roger Kahn is the uncle of Randy Richardville.

'Forced Unionization' Employer Out of the Picture, But Dues Keep Flowing To SEIU

GOP-Dominated Senate To SEIU: 'Here's $4 Million'

How the Forced Unionization of Day Care and Home Health Care Providers Took Place

C'mon Michigan, we can do better than this.
3 posted on 03/08/2012 7:39:18 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MichCapCon

So the SEIU found a way to tap into Michigan MEDICAID and the Michigan leglsiature does nothing about it


These 2 disabled people last year lost $2000 to the SEIU

How do the michigan democrats look in the mirror

4 posted on 03/08/2012 7:55:56 AM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: MichCapCon

I have an idea! Let’s nominate a big labor Republican to run against Obama and SOLVE THIS!! /s

5 posted on 03/08/2012 8:06:07 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
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To: silverleaf

Did you read the article? The MI GOP controlled House passed a bill to stop this. The MI GOP Senate leader has not brought it to the floor. SEIU gave him a check for $5,000. Wow, he sells these people and the taxpayers out for a lousy 5,000. Hope he is primaried.

6 posted on 03/08/2012 8:06:27 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: KansasGirl

Reflexive blame of the democrats gives republicans cover nationwide. America won’t get any better till we clean our own house.

7 posted on 03/08/2012 8:52:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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