Skip to comments.SEIU Fights To Force Home Caregivers To Pay Union Dues
Posted on 01/23/2014 11:09:30 AM PST by raptor22
Labor Law: The Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a case that will determine if a Medicaid recipient caring for her child is a state worker required to turn part of her meager resources over to union bosses.
Illinois resident Pam Harris is a 55-year-old mom earning less than the minimum wage who cares for her son Josh Harris, 25. He has Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, a muscular degenerative disease, compounded by physical disabilities and mental illness.
Josh and his family qualify for an Illinois home-based support-services program that lets disabled adults live at home. He gets $721 each month from Medicaid to cover the costs of the constant supervision he requires.
To the Service Employees International Union and Illinois' Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, the fact that Josh's mother receives a small government stipend given to home health-care workers makes her a state employee subject to forced unionization.
Under an Illinois law crafted by the incarcerated former Gov. Rod Blagojevich and enforced by his successor Quinn, home caregivers like Harris are designated state employees required to pay dues whether they join the union or not.
In January 2009, Gov. Quinn, who has taken nearly $5 million in campaign contributions from SEIU, signed an executive order stating these home caregivers even moms and dads are in fact public employees available to be unionized by the SEIU, which had been granted exclusive representation rights over the state's 20,475 "personal assistants," as they were designated.
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UNION TYRANNY PING
That would be slavery..................
When you rely on the government to pay you to take care of your kids, this is what can happen.
This is just like the “tribute” the muslims think their slaves ought to pay.
Un-freaking-believable. Force a parent to be a dues-paying “union member” for taking care of their own child. The Mafia never had that much nerve. The SEIU is government-endorsed Mafia.
UNION THUGGERY PING
Didn’t Michigan already do this???
Or childcare or something?
ok... so... if I care for a someone in my home, I’m supposed to pay the union for the ‘priviledge’?
yea, you can shove that up yer a**
I believe court struck it down in Michigan.
Since the state sets the conditions and the pay, there is no collective bargaining to be done, so just exactly what does the union do for the worker?
Other than get a state mandated first $hot at the benefit to the disabled person.
Americans only understand what is happening when it causes them pain. Bring the pain.
Michigan also undid it!
The RAT Governor did it, but conservatives undid it and made the state RTW.
It's convenient to use the government as your personal version of Luca Brasi when your give parents of crippled children an offer they can't refuse.
Purple People Beaters Ping
Hitler had his brown shirts. Barack Hussein has the purple shirts of the SEIU aka The Purple People Beaters
Ya gotta pay yer dues, see?
Udderwise, tings might break. Ya know, tings break?
So state employees are thus entitled to minimum wages, vacation time, pensions, health care, etc., right (not that the union would care so long as they get their cut)?
...rat party coffers have been depleted lately...big pressure from the money grabbers in the muslim white house to get more before they leave....