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SEIU Fights To Force Home Caregivers To Pay Union Dues
Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 23, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: heakthcare; joshharris; laborunions; medicaid; pamharris; patquinn; purpleshirts; scotus; seiu; unions; unionthugs

1 posted on 01/23/2014 11:09:30 AM PST by raptor22
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To: Nachum; markomalley; Clairity; Carlucci; grey_whiskers; meyer; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; ...

UNION TYRANNY PING


2 posted on 01/23/2014 11:11:00 AM PST by raptor22 (Petty and vindictive do not be)
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To: raptor22

Thuggery?


3 posted on 01/23/2014 11:11:58 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: raptor22

That would be slavery..................


4 posted on 01/23/2014 11:13:04 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: raptor22

When you rely on the government to pay you to take care of your kids, this is what can happen.


5 posted on 01/23/2014 11:14:23 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: raptor22

This is just like the “tribute” the muslims think their slaves ought to pay.


6 posted on 01/23/2014 11:14:48 AM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: raptor22

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.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 11:15:20 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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UNION THUGGERY PING


8 posted on 01/23/2014 11:16:27 AM PST by raptor22 (Petty and vindictive do not be)
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To: raptor22

Didn’t Michigan already do this???

Or childcare or something?


9 posted on 01/23/2014 11:16:39 AM PST by CMailBag
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To: raptor22

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**


10 posted on 01/23/2014 11:17:42 AM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: CMailBag

I believe court struck it down in Michigan.


11 posted on 01/23/2014 11:18:10 AM PST by raptor22 (Petty and vindictive do not be)
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To: raptor22

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.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 11:18:20 AM PST by digger48
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To: raptor22

Good.

Americans only understand what is happening when it causes them pain. Bring the pain.


13 posted on 01/23/2014 11:19:26 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: CMailBag

Michigan also undid it!

The RAT Governor did it, but conservatives undid it and made the state RTW.


14 posted on 01/23/2014 11:19:39 AM PST by Beagle8U (Unions are Affirmative Action for Slackers! .)
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To: mrsmel
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.

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.

15 posted on 01/23/2014 11:21:00 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: Still Thinking; StopGlobalWhining; Straight Vermonter; Tampa Caver; TChris; ...

Purple People Beaters Ping


16 posted on 01/23/2014 11:21:39 AM PST by raptor22 (Petty and vindictive do not be)
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To: rktman; All

Hitler had his brown shirts. Barack Hussein has the purple shirts of the SEIU aka The Purple People Beaters


17 posted on 01/23/2014 11:23:05 AM PST by raptor22 (Petty and vindictive do not be)
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To: raptor22

Ya gotta pay yer dues, see?

Udderwise, tings might break. Ya know, tings break?


18 posted on 01/23/2014 11:23:48 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: raptor22

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)?


19 posted on 01/23/2014 11:24:35 AM PST by alancarp
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To: raptor22

...rat party coffers have been depleted lately...big pressure from the money grabbers in the muslim white house to get more before they leave....


20 posted on 01/23/2014 11:28:17 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: raptor22

If she considered is a state employee, does she get employees benefits, state health care benefits, and a pension and everything else a state employee gets?
It would worth it to pay union benefits and receive those state benefits.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 11:29:16 AM PST by rawhide
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To: raptor22; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; GregNH; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

22 posted on 01/23/2014 11:38:44 AM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: raptor22

Sometimes I think what a wonderful thing it would be if an organization of a million or two could be formed for the express purpose of joining groups like the SEIU en masse and taking it over. Once in control fundamental changes could be forced. Of course, that would depend upon honest union elections.


23 posted on 01/23/2014 11:55:42 AM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: raptor22

Last desperate gasp from the irrelevent dupes.


24 posted on 01/23/2014 12:15:51 PM PST by high info voter
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To: CMailBag

Yeah, its been ended here. Now they’re fighting over the $30 million odd dollars the union took for pretending to represent their victims.


25 posted on 01/23/2014 12:34:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: raptor22

The Nazi’s created a system similar to this, called “The German Labor Front.” After they eliminated private unions, all workers were forced to join their version of the SEIU, and pay dues out of their salaries to the Party.


26 posted on 01/23/2014 1:02:23 PM PST by tcrlaf (Well, it is what the Sheeple voted for....)
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To: goodwithagun

OK, let us in on your brilliance. How does an average single, widowed, mom and dad live, work, and still take care of their son or daughter?

My neighbor has a 30-something mentally disabled son. What does she do? Not work and rely on the benificence of strangers or hope some church will support her? Take her son to work and sue the company to provide the support? She’s a middle income professional, but doesn’t make enough to pay privately for the services needed. Should she push to have him euthanized?

This case is a legitimite use of state funds to help the sick and in need rather than supporting lazy welfare queens and the fake disabled or greedy thug unions.

Waiting for a reasonable solution, what is it?


27 posted on 01/23/2014 1:06:25 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: sten

Yup, and make them come and collect it!


28 posted on 01/23/2014 1:14:24 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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To: raptor22

Follow the money. It’s always about money, even power is just a means to the lucre.


29 posted on 01/23/2014 1:38:37 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: raptor22

$721 = ~ $1 per hour, per month, for “constant supervision”.

How much in dues does the thuggish SEIU expect to get from that amount?


30 posted on 01/23/2014 2:25:51 PM PST by octex
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To: raptor22

I’m so happy union leaders are democrats... I would not want them being Republican. Maybe they can steal from the blind for their next trick.


31 posted on 01/23/2014 2:36:25 PM PST by GOPJ ("Remember who the real enemy is... ")
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To: raptor22


32 posted on 01/23/2014 2:58:17 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: raptor22

DemocRats just want a cut of unionized political dues. Everyone but the RatNC loses.


33 posted on 01/23/2014 2:59:33 PM PST by 4Liberty (Mr President 'If you Like your college transcripts...can we see them?')
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To: raptor22

home health-care workers makes her a state employee subject to forced unionization.

Then I assume she’ll be paid at least minimum wage, overtime, holiday pay and receive sick days and paid medical leave etc.


34 posted on 01/23/2014 3:11:18 PM PST by Joan Kerrey (The larger the government, the smaller the people)
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To: RJS1950

If we were living in a true constitutional republic with true capitalism then yes, they could rely on charity. That is how conservatism works.


35 posted on 01/23/2014 4:07:30 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: rawhide

Between Liberals, radical Muslims, and the SEIU, this country is headed for complete disaster.

Paying SOMETHING to a family member to care for the disabled person at home has been proven to be MUCH cheaper than having the state put that disabled person into a facility run by the state.

Another example of the upside down world of Illinois.


36 posted on 01/23/2014 4:24:49 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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