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After Right-To-Work, 80% of Mich. Health-Care Workers Desert Union
Daily Caller ^ | 04/30/2014 | Robby Soave

Posted on 05/01/2014 7:55:08 AM PDT by Rusty0604

Having won the right to decide for themselves whether to join unions, Michigan workers are opting to desert an organization that many never wanted to join in the first place: the SEIU.

Michigan voters put an end to forced unionization by approving right-to-work in the 2012 election. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder also signed a bill that ended a fraudulent dues-skimming scheme, perpetrated by the SEIU, which had allowed the union to collect $34 million in mandatory dues out of the Medicaid checks of unknowing home-based caregivers.

No longer obligated to pay money to the SEIU, 80 percent of home-based caregivers have left the union

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: laborunions; michigan; seiu; union; unions
Less money for the SEIU= less money for democrat politicians.
1 posted on 05/01/2014 7:55:08 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

What’s wrong with the other 20%? Entrenched grifters? Or just stuck on stupid?


2 posted on 05/01/2014 7:57:08 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Are we ashamed yet? LOL

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3 posted on 05/01/2014 7:57:57 AM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: Rusty0604

Nice.


4 posted on 05/01/2014 8:00:49 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Rusty0604
Wow I was just going post an article about this.. SEIU Membership Drops 80% After Dues Skim Ends


5 posted on 05/01/2014 8:02:22 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Rusty0604

I absolutely LOVE this! I dont’ agree with Governor Snyder on everything, but this was a HUGE win!


6 posted on 05/01/2014 8:05:16 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (Pitch black is the new "transparent.")
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To: Rusty0604

Most of those beneficiaries from this conservative action will still vote demoRat at election time. -—in Wi.why is Gov. Scott Walker slated for a tight race for all he’s done in actions to get that state on solid ground? Never ever underestimate the level of utter stupidity of many voters and their blind loyalty to their sacred ‘Rats. Ugjhhhhh.


7 posted on 05/01/2014 8:06:56 AM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Vigilanteman

Probably union leadership.


8 posted on 05/01/2014 8:08:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: Rusty0604

Woo Hoo!


9 posted on 05/01/2014 8:11:58 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Rusty0604

So even in the heart of union country, workers realize how oppressive they are.


10 posted on 05/01/2014 8:12:10 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Vigilanteman
What’s wrong with the other 20%?

They're the top brass...or those aspiring to reach that level.You know...pinky rings....huge expense accounts....$100K/yr salaries....10 hour work weeks....no bedpans or night shifts....

11 posted on 05/01/2014 8:14:45 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

or like most people, they just want something for nothing.


12 posted on 05/01/2014 8:15:14 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Rusty0604
An amazing thing.

In Wisconsin people simply went apoplectic when Scott Walker signed Act 10 getting rid of mandatory unionization. Literally, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in protest, day after day. They collected 1 million recall signatures (from a state with a 5 million population).

In the end, Walker was reelected and the vast majority of the affected dumped the Union and never voluntarily re-joined.

To me this proves the point that the Unions are very, very good at agitating, much like any good Communist, but once the outside agitation was stopped and the bubble was burst most, except the hardcore Left, were left scratching their heads wondering what just happened here.

13 posted on 05/01/2014 8:16:28 AM PDT by Obadiah (I like Krabby Patties.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
So even in the heart of union country, workers realize how oppressive they are.

What will it take to make that revelation to the UAW?

14 posted on 05/01/2014 8:16:33 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Vigilanteman

More than likely they are part of corrupt union !


15 posted on 05/01/2014 8:19:27 AM PDT by ontap
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To: tflabo

I’m afraid you are correct, but I’ll take any good news I can find.


16 posted on 05/01/2014 8:19:42 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: tflabo
Most of the agitators were bussed in!!
17 posted on 05/01/2014 8:21:47 AM PDT by ontap
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To: Rusty0604

Purely coincidental, I'm sure.

18 posted on 05/01/2014 8:23:33 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Teacher317

You might want to use modern maps.


19 posted on 05/01/2014 8:25:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: Rusty0604

Quite an exodus. The members truly voted with their feet.


20 posted on 05/01/2014 8:26:52 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Rusty0604

The thing I find most pleasing about this is the thought of the Democrats going without those “voluntary” contributions from the union members. I’d be sick if I were a forced union member and was watching my money used to support everything I don’t believe in......not that I expect much more from the Republicans.


21 posted on 05/01/2014 8:27:42 AM PDT by heshtesh (I believe in Sarah Palin, the rest not so much.)
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To: rjsimmon

Terry Bowman is a Union Conservative running for the John Dingell seat as a republican. He was a big supporter of RTW in Michigan.


22 posted on 05/01/2014 8:27:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek
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To: Vigilanteman

11% believe Elvis is still (79 years old)
25% of people are truthers
36% believe UFOs are piloted by extraterrestrial beings

Use that information to guage the midset of the 20% who opted to belong to the SEIU


23 posted on 05/01/2014 8:29:32 AM PDT by kidd
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To: tflabo
why is Gov. Scott Walker slated for a tight race for all he’s done in actions to get that state on solid ground?

It won't be that tough. Mary Burke is self-funding, but will NOT come out in favor of repeal of Act 10.

Besides the Madison state gov workers and the teachers' unions, you have the regular labor folks (Act 10 did nothing about private unions) and the large U of Wi operation. Throw in a bunch of feminazis and moral relativists and race hustlers, and you have a closer race. Besides running daddy's bicycle operation, Burke had a post in the Doyle admin and a school board in Madison post. Count me underwhelmed.
24 posted on 05/01/2014 8:31:14 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I'm a Contra" -- President Ronald Reagan)
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To: rjsimmon

That’s going to be a tough one. I haven’t heard one single peep from any of these guys working here about opting out. Not one.


25 posted on 05/01/2014 8:31:31 AM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
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To: Rusty0604

Democrats are anti-choice. This is a proven fact.


26 posted on 05/01/2014 8:36:16 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Rusty0604

True Pro Choice


27 posted on 05/01/2014 8:38:57 AM PDT by sappy (criminaldems)
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To: Mathews

Are they afraid to say anything about it?


28 posted on 05/01/2014 8:39:46 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604; All

What about a class-action suit against SEIU to get the $$ back..


29 posted on 05/01/2014 8:53:46 AM PDT by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Rusty0604

“Michigan voters put an end to forced unionization by approving right-to-work in the 2012 election.”

That isn’t quite true. The voters rejected adding forced unionism to the state constitution, but they never voted on RTW.

RTW was passed by the state legislature.


30 posted on 05/01/2014 9:28:11 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Teacher317

That must be an old map, both Mi and IN are RTW now.


31 posted on 05/01/2014 9:32:04 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Rusty0604

Bump


32 posted on 05/01/2014 9:35:10 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: cripplecreek; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Thanks cripplecreek! And good move, 80%. That 20% was keeping you in chains.


33 posted on 05/01/2014 10:08:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for the ping, ‘creek. HOORAY 80%


34 posted on 05/01/2014 1:29:20 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: kidd

11% believe Elvis is still (79 years old)


See the movie “Bubba Hotep”

Trust me.


35 posted on 05/01/2014 4:30:53 PM PDT by Peet (The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal. - Aristotle)
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