Michigan's Republican-controlled Senate is reaching a
As of Feb. 24, the Senate — by its inaction to pass a bill that would end the “Home Health Care Dues Skim” — will have enriched union coffers by $4
This “skim” resulted from a union scheme perpetrated while
Jennifer Granholm was governor. The plan used a dummy employer and a stealth
election to railroad 43,000 so-called home health care workers into the Service
Employees International Union. That 43,000 has now swollen to 56,442.
Once this forced unionization was achieved, money started
being extracted from the taxpayer-provided checks received by the
so-called home health care workers.
This money continues to be sent to SEIU as dues. Overall, the “skim” has netted
more than $28 million for the SEIU.
Last June, the House passed legislation (House Bill 4003)
that would outlaw the “skim.” But so far the Senate has refused to pass the
Meanwhile, every dollar the union receives from the “skim” can be used
for political purposes. These could include everything from bolstering the
re-election campaign of President Barack Obama to helping the Democrats try to
recapture the Michigan House.
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