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$35 million union dues-skimming scheme halted in Michigan
Human Events ^ | 05/01/2014 | John Hayward

Posted on 05/01/2014 8:46:31 AM PDT by kcvl

This is the sort of thing Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) was talking about when he described our antiquated labor laws as a form of cronyism. Rarely has there been a more clear-cut case of political connections being employed to siphon money from taxpayers into the greedy hands of the well-connected, with an arrangement viewed by everyone except the beneficiaries and their pet Democrats as a scam. Fox News lays it out for is:

More than 44,000 home-based healthcare workers parted ways with SEIU Healthcare Michigan after learning they did not have to join the union or pay dues, according to reports the union filed with the U.S. Department of Labor. Thousands of the employees were allegedly forced into the union under a plan the SEIU successfully lobbied for that classified even unpaid family members caring for their elderly parents as “home health care workers.” Dues were then automatically collected from the care recipients’ Medicare or Medicaid checks.

“Family members were told they were public employees,” Patrick Wright, director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation, a Michigan-based policy group, told “They are not public employees and this was not proper.

“It was an underhanded scheme to get these people in [the union],” he added.

How in the world could such an “underhanded scheme” ever have been put in place? Jennifer Granholm, that’s how. The disastrous Democrat governor of Michigan was all too willing to give her union friends some of that sweet crony

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$35 million union dues-skimming scheme halted in

Michigan: …

A scam that only worked when gov't made it mandatory.

1 posted on 05/01/2014 8:46:31 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl

Sun Rises..............check
Sun Sets...............check
Bear shits in woods....check
Pope Catholic..........check
SEIU corrupt...........check
Democrats corrupt......check
Granholm incompetent...check

Am I missing anything AND who is surprised by any of this?

2 posted on 05/01/2014 8:55:24 AM PDT by LeonardFMason (LanceyHoward would AGREE)
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This should enable a class-action to sue that union out of existence.

3 posted on 05/01/2014 8:59:02 AM PDT by txhurl (Trump/Cruz '16, and everybody else for Cabinet members.)
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