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Audit Shows SEIU 'Dues Skim' Likely Bolstered By Extra $3.7 Million; Union-Run Registry Ineffective

… home health care " dues skim ." The audit also … official end of the "dues skim, the SEIU would have … more

SEIU Membership Drops 80 Percent After Dues Skim Ends

Union loses $4.2 million in dues and fees

… were forced to pay dues or fees to the SEIU … across the state. The " dues skim " ended in 2013, but … affected by the dues skim. It also is more than … more

An End Finally in Sight for the SEIU Dues Skim

Voters overwhelmingly reject the forced unionization scheme

… have been seeing union dues taken from the checks … extension. In fact, the dues skim could actually … - Anatomy of a Scam: Dues continue to flow more

SEIU Tries to Continue Dues Scheme

Leaked document maps out 'dues skim' plan

… hopes to continue its "dues skim" against home-based … maintains that the skim was illegal because … more

Capitol Protesters Fined $500 Each For Trying To Storm Senate Chamber

Most of arrested right-to-work protesters had SEIU 'dues skim' connections

… home health care dues skim , each were fined $500 … whether they want to pay dues or fees to a union … "home health care dues skim," was on its last legs, … more

Confirmed: The SEIU 'Dues Skim' Finally Ends

Home-based caregivers no longer losing money to union

… home health care "dues skim" has ended. For … in turn, stopped the dues from being taken out … Michigan Capitol Confidential skim tracker , an online … more

Mystery Contribution Kept ‘Dues Skim’ Alive

Union gave dummy employee $12,000, but that money not specified on federal report

… SEIU in early 2012. Due to that payment, the … also: Union Money Helps 'Dues Skim' Stay Alive Michigan … keep receiving the dues. By midsummer 2012 … Coverage of the SEIU Dues Skim more

SEIU 'Dues Skim' Finally Grinding To A Halt

… ones from which union dues will be deducted. Based … facilitate the dues skim. Gov. Rick Snyder last … imminent. In 2006, union dues started being taken … Coverage of the SEIU 'Dues Skim' Voters … more

SEIU 'Dues Skim' Days Are Numbered

Work to get caregivers their money back continues

… which the SEIU " Dues Skim " is based will end … date upon which the dues payments will stop." In … 2013. "Finally, an end to the skim is in sight," said Patrick … more

SEIU Lays Out Plan to Try and Continue 'Dues Skim'

Union blames 'right-wing forces' for end of scheme that locked 45K workers into the SEIU

… longer are forced to pay dues to instead voluntarily … special note of a "skim-o-meter" that keep track … only question is the dues structure." The … reference to the "skim tracker" that was on … more

SEIU Under Investigation over Prop 4

'Dues Skim' took $35 million from Medicaid recipients

… stories documenting the dues skim from the beginning, … state constitution the skimming of millions of dollars … effort to increase dues paying members, the … more

SEIU Ballot Language Disconnected From Reality

… care workers to pay dues to the SEIU, which … for the continued skimming of tens of millions … more

U.S. Supreme Court Discusses Right-to-Work For All Public Employees

Union 'dues skim' case could mean the end of forced unionization of home-based caregivers, others

… related to union " dues skim " issues happening … Michigan's home health care dues skim. In Michigan, Illinois, … more

UAW Prez: SEIU ‘Dues Skim’ More Important Than RTW

… spent $9 million on the skim, which has netted them … publicly protested the skim (see a Mackinac Center … Foundation lawsuit attempting to end the skimmore

SEIU 'Dues Skim' and U-M Research Assistant Bills Brought On Proposal 2

Issues brought to the forefront by the Mackinac Center cited by UAW President as reasons for ballot proposal

… home health care dues skim , stopping the unionization … banning automatic dues deductions from teachers' … home health care dues skim. King s remarks … more

SEIU 'Skim Tracker' Stops Ticking

After seven years and more than $34 million taken from home-based caregivers, union contract officially ends

… ones from which union dues will be deducted. "It … The SEIU " skim tracker " has finally … until the end of the dues skim can be fully verified … own homes. The skim tracker won t be removed … more

Better Late Than Never: An End To the 'Dues Skim'

What can $29 million buy?

… that was worthy of the dues they charge, they wouldn t … million has been skimmed off the top of home … more

SEIU Dues Skim All About Politics

… can forcibly extract dues money from people who … would have ended its dues skim, Scott Kronland told … be denied use of the dues money in the upcoming … more

Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door For Daycare Workers To Get Money Back

Unions took $4 million from Michigan daycare workers; class action lawsuit now possible

… care providers had dues and fees deducted from … back." Michigan's " daycare dues skim " lasted a shorter … on assistance. The dues and fees were then … caregivers. The daycare dues skim started in 2009 and … more

SEIU Fined Almost $200,000 Over Actions Tied To 2012 Ballot Proposal Campaign

Union suffers another loss related to dues skim, which took more than $34 million from home-based caregivers

… home health care dues skim , has been fined $199,000 for … 2006 and when the dues skim finally ended in early … more

'Dues Skim' Proponents, State Department Struggle to Explain Health Care Scheme

Group would lock in millions for SEIU in forced unionization

… $6 million a year in dues from workers who have … Money 'Dues Skim' Ballot Proposal Proponents … checks, minus the union dues being taken by the … - Anatomy of a Scam: Dues continue to flow 'Forced … more

Despite Law, SEIU Gets To Continue Taking Medicaid Check Money

Federal judge orders injunction against law; SEIU 'home health care dues skim' continues

… continue deducting dues from Medicaid checks … so-called "home health care dues skim" would go on through … legislation to end the "dues skim," moved the final contract … more

Legal Foundation Seeks End to Forced Unionization of Home-Based Caregivers

State agency asked to award $3 million back to workers that the SEIU took as dues

… six months' worth of dues, or about $3 million. The … known as the SEIU "dues skim" that began under … defeated on Nov. 6, the skimming of union dues could … more

Union Members Down, Money For SEIU Up

'Dues skim' contributes to higher union funding

… home health care dues skim keeps dropping; … keeps going up. Dues from Michigan's so-called … the union. The "dues skim" officially ended … more

The Cover Story For the 'Dues Skim'

… SEIU began collecting dues from the taxpayer-provided … home health care dues skim . So far, … million from the skim, which can be used … more

SEIU Election Battle Hinges On Home-Based Caregivers

Union member: 'I was born in the Mideast ... I've never seen an election that was messed up like this'

… caregivers. But even as the SEIU "dues-skim" nears an end, a faction … Coverage of the SEIU 'Dues Skim' Voters … more

Attorney General Orders Home Health Dues Skim to End

Illegal scheme continued despite law explicitly stating providers are not government employees

… have so-called union dues skimmed from their subsidy … not have been paying dues in the first place. The SEIU was able to skim the so-called dues … more

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Look At Forced Unionization

Illinois case could free home-based caregivers nationwide

… home-based caregiver "dues skim," which transferred … importantly, increase dues collection. Cases sprung … Confidential of the SEIU Dues Skim Legal Foundation … more

Home Health Care Dues Still Being Skimmed

Could stop next month

… the "home health care dues skim," money is still being … horizon, it is hoped "dues skim will officially be … more

Attorney General Orders State To Stop SEIU 'Dues Skim'

… withholding of SEIU dues from private individuals … than $30.3 million has been skimmed from home health … withholding of public union dues from private individuals … $687,000 has been skimmed since Gov. Snyder … more

Prop 4 Not About Home Care

… overridden and the dues skim locked into the state … the days of the SEIU skimming money from caregivers … more

Union Pushes Ballot Proposal To Keep 'Dues Skim' Alive

… Home Health Care Dues Skim to the tune of more … home health care dues skim resulted from … wants to write the skim into the state constitution. The … more

'Dues Skim' Ballot Proposal Proponents Cloud Issue With Mistruths

Campaign repeatedly engages in falsehoods to lock in millions for the SEIU

… Program as a potential dues-producing source. Michigan's … home health care dues skim." The SEIU has taken … participants into the union. Dues have been taken from … eventually end the skim, the SEIU is resorting … more

Pennies on the Dollar

… to the SEIU as union dues, thus ending a union … 2006, the SEIU has skimmed more than $30 million … International Union gets its dues not from State of Michigan … more

Union Money Helps 'Dues Skim' Stay Alive

Home health care workers still losing money to SEIU despite law to end the scam; dummy employer executive director working only 3 hours a month

… facilitating the union dues flow took up a good … designed to stop the skim. Unraveling the … date and managing the dues and bi-weekly provider … Unionization 'Dues Skim' Linked To West Coast … more

No Lean Times For SEIU 'Dues Skim' Union Bosses

… International Union, gets dues from tens of thousands … home health care dues skim . To date, the SEIU … Continuation of the dues flow to the union is … drafted to end the skim. It has been sent … more

The Stealth Election That Led To The Home Health Care 'Dues Skim'

… which was to allow dues to be extracted from … Forced Unionization 'Dues Skim' Linked To West Coast … Unionization 'Money Skim' Lead to Former ACORN … more

No Relief In Sight For Home Health Care Workers

Without action from governor's office, SEIU 'Dues Skim' likely to continue until at least fall

… home health care dues skim will continue at … continuing to take dues from the checks of … a question on the skim was forwarded to Capitol … more

New Law Frees Home Health Care Providers From Stealth Unionization, Dues Skim

Illegal arrangement that netted SEIU $29.4 million from the developmentally disabled comes to an end

… employee union and have dues withheld as a result … nearly $30 million skimmed from their payments … stop the collection of dues from subsidy payments … clarified, the dues skim must end, he added. The … more

Home Health Care 'Dues Skim' More Than Matches SEIU '08 Obama Contributions

… Michigan's home healthcare dues skim; that would be enough. About … unionization. Continuation of the dues flow from the forced … the home healthcare dues skim. The SEIU has … more

Union Money Behind Health Care Ballot Proposal Not Well Hidden

Use of a dummy corporation will keep official disclosure 'secret' until next year

… come from the union dues taken out of the Medicaid … Money 'Dues Skim' Ballot Proposal … - Anatomy of a Scam: Dues continue to flow 'Forced … more

Senate Shows Support For Ending Home Health Care 'Dues Skim'

… home health care dues skim . That represents … SEIU began collecting dues from their checks. … support of stopping the skim. The other three are … more

Further Down the Rabbit Hole: Forced Unionization 'Dues Skim' Linked To West Coast Scandal

SEIU officials who led charge to unionize unsuspecting workers are now long gone

… the "Home Health Care Dues Skim" in Michigan possible. More … profit from the skim. Michigan's Home Health Care Dues Skim has its roots … more

BREAKING NEWS: Michigan Senate Stops Home Health Care 'Dues Skim'

… home health care dues skim passed Thursday … finally end the union dues being taken from those … tried to end the skim last year by defunding … more

SEIU Sues State, Governor to Keep Home Health Care 'Dues Skim' Money Flowing

… put disputed union dues of $500,000 the … union wants to keep its skim running, Wright said. … employee. The SEIU was taking dues under a complicated … To Stop SEIU 'Dues Skim' How the … more

Home Health Care 'Dues Skim' Worse Than Previously Thought

'This is Crony Unionism'

… the Home Healthcare Dues Skim, and the tally is climbing. … the Home Healthcare Dues Skim. I consider myself … more

Prop 4 Would Put Union Scam in Constitution

… union that extracted dues from every one of those … checks. This union dues skim-scam has funneled … this immoral financial skimming. The handwriting … more

'Skim Tracker' Hits $30 Million

… SEIU. As a result, dues from the taxpayer-provided … the home healthcare dues skim Last month, Gov. … legislation to stop the skim. It's believed administrative … more

SEIU Extends Home Health Care Contract On Day Governor Signs Bill Making 'Dues Skim' Illegal

Questions surround signing that extends contract through February 2013

… the "home health care dues skim" potentially in place through … than $30 million in dues and other fees deducted … ordered an end to the "skim" last month but the … more

Union Omits $12K From Disclosure Form That Was Paid to Keep Health Care 'Dues Skim' Alive

If payment made in 2011 and not reported, it’s ‘very serious,’ labor expert says

… "home health care dues skim," which has taken more … happening. As a result, dues from the taxpayer-provided … operating and to keep the "skim" from ending last year. "Not … more

Courage, Conviction Help Take Down Forced Unionization Schemes

… least $300 a year in dues or fees, but they won't … purposely uses the term "skim" when she talks about … familiar? "The ' Skim Tracker " in Michigan … now hoping to get "skim trackers" scrolling … more

How the Forced Unionization of Day Care and Home Health Care Providers Took Place

Anatomy of a Scam: Dues continue to flow

… to know how the " dues skim " was created and put … (SEIU). Union dues have been extracted … $4 million has been skimmed since a bill that … more

The End Is Near: 'Skim' Stopper Bill Headed To Gov. Snyder

State Rep.: Unions 'lying' to stop bill

… home health care dues skim is headed to the … bill. Closing down the dues skim is absolutely the right … more

skimTRACKER 'Forced Unionization' Dues: More Than $34 Million Taken By The SEIU

… purpose of skimming dues from their ailing and … PROGRAM PROVIDERS, THE SKIM TRACKER HAS STOPPED BECAUSE … counter tallied SEIU dues skimmed since the union … 2012 [clock1A] Skimmed since November 2006 [clock2A] Skimmed … more

Roots of SEIU Forced Unionization 'Money Skim' Lead To Former ACORN Organizer

… Home Health Care Dues Skim , a signature was … to be able to deduct dues from so-called home … Home Health Care Skim. In reality, many … more

Attorney General Appeals Ruling That Allows SEIU to Keep Taking Dues From Medicaid Checks

… Union's "Home Health Care Dues Skim. On June 20, … to keep withdrawing dues money from the Medicaid … Home Healthcare Dues Skim. The skim started … more

'It's hard to believe the union could get away with something like this'

Ex-Teamster says it's 'thievery' that the SEIU is taking money he could use to take care of his mother

… six months' worth of dues, or about $3 million. In … Signs Bill Making 'Dues Skim' Illegal SEIU … check I noticed that dues had been taken out … Home Health Care 'Dues Skim' Money Flowing Attorney … more

Legal Foundation Defends Clients Caught in a Catch-22

… even a portion of the dues returned and the union … students . But the dues skim of home-based … that a portion of the dues siphoned away be returned. more

Father Taking Care of His Disabled Adult Kids Called An 'Idiot' by Proposal 4 Spokesman

The Arc Michigan Executive Director Dohn Hoyle resorts to name-calling against Robert Haynes because Haynes doesn't support forced unionization scheme

… "unusual" and unprecedented dues skim work. On May 4, … workers. The group was skimming money from day care … We now pay monthly dues that is deducted from … more

'Forced Unionization' Employer Out of the Picture, But Dues Keep Flowing To SEIU

Despite state officials' past certainty, some now unsure who actually 'employs' home health care workers

… Home Health Care Dues Skim appears to have … unionization continues. Dues are still being taken … Senate Home Health Care 'Dues Skim' Worse Than Previously … more

Michigan Families Set Stage For Helping End Forced Unionization Schemes

Supreme Court ruled daycare, home-based caregivers not public employees and can't be unionized

… take place. That's due primarily to resistance … known as the SEIU "dues skim" involved numerous … governor. The dues skim featured the forced … more

Unionization Case Before The Supreme Court Could Have Lasting National Impact

Harris v. Quinn could make all public employees eligible for right-to-work; case is flying under the radar

… choose whether to pay dues or fees to a union … equivalent of Michigan's dues skim, which resulted in the … Confidential covering the dues skim after it was in place, … more

Unionization Ruling Before The Supreme Court Could Be 'Huge'

Political consultant: Ruling could 'dramatically undermine public sector unions'

… home health care "dues skim" that took place in … of the whole union dues thing. "Overall, … Confidential of the SEIU Dues Skim Legal Foundation … more

Ballot Proposal to Exploit Disabled Medicaid Recipients

… these payments as "dues," the SEIU has quietly … "government employees" and skimming off a portion of … judge ruled that the skim could continue because … more

The Human Side of Right-to-Work Legislation

These are real people who have been hurt by forced unionization

… to try and lock the dues skim into the state constitution: … force a worker to pay dues or agency fees as a … more

Voters Avert Disaster by Rejecting Proposal 2

… employees in order to skim dues off their Medicaid … more
Rob and Pat Haynes, Melissa Haynes

Ballot Proposal Would Exploit Disabled Medicaid Recipients for Union’s Political Agenda

… these payments as dues, the SEIU quietly … employees and by skimming off a portion of … in their home and is skimming off money intended … judge ruled that the skim could continue because … more

GOP-Dominated Senate To SEIU: 'Here's $4 Million'

… Home Health Care Dues Skim will have enriched … be sent to SEIU as dues. Overall, the skim … $4 million. This skim resulted from a union … more

Case Ends; Forced Unionization Still a Threat

Attorney: Policymakers should ensure it can't happen again, end similar scheme affected home health care providers

… reimbursement of the dues money illegally taken … million annually to be skimmed from a program meant … seeking repayment of dues money. more
An Underhanded Scheme

Interlocal Agreements — Good Intent, Bad Practice

… of increase may be due in part to the fact … Municipal Employees. Union dues were skimmed from subsidy checks … The SEIU takes union dues from the Medicaid subsidies … more

All Five Constitutional Amendments Soundly Defeated

Emergency manager law repealed

… union employees and a dues skim that has taken $32 … more
Rob and Pat Haynes

‘Protect Our Jobs’ Would Protect the 3 Percent at the Expense of the 97 Percent

… and started taking dues from them. Some $4 … And the SEIU is still skimming $30 million and … more

GOP Fumbles: On Verge of Giving MEA Huge Pension Win

… end a notorious SEIU "dues skim" of home health care … more
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Union Health Care Ballot Supporters Say They Have Enough Signatures for a Vote

Union claimed First Amendment rights in court; ballot promoters now claim it's to protect workers, patients

… the scheme to collect dues money from so-called … health care "dues skim" into the state constitution. … November that could lock the dues scheme in the state … their union and keep skimming taxpayer dollars … more

Government Incompetence At Its Worst – The Tragedy of the Forced Unionization of Home Health Care Workers

… twists-and-turns of the dues skim , Schieber s video … in the form of union dues? Robert Haynes, a … union collecting the skimmed dues. No one from … more

Health Care Unionization Campaign Changes Its Story — Again

Ballot proposal avoids the one issue it is about: Money for the SEIU

… Cover Story For the 'Dues Skim' Union Money Helps 'Dues Skim' Stay Alive Attorney … more

2013 In Review: Worker Freedom, Medicaid Expansion Took Center Stage

… if they want to pay dues or fees to a union … MEA . The SEIU "Dues Skim" Finally Ends In … fired for not paying dues or fees. Union … longer was able to skim money from the checks … more
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MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Summer 2013 Edition

… Resources to Withhold Union Dues Michigan Republicans … to Try and Continue ‘Dues Skim’ Oregon Study Suggests … more

SEIU Sent Key GOP Senator $5K on Day Bill to End 'Forced Unionization' Arrived in Senate

Home health care unionization continues to this day

… the Home Healthcare Dues Skim , under which the SEIU … to the SEIU as union dues. According to … also: Home Health Care 'Dues Skim' Worse Than Previously … more

Proposal To Keep Forced Unionization Intact – It’s All About The Money

… union's "home health care dues skim," which has netted more … all about getting dues money from vulnerable … also: 'Dues Skim' Ballot Proposal Proponents … more

SEIU Election Legitimacy Questioned by Some Union Members

Union president's decision to allow mail-in votes to outgoing home-based caregivers upset some members

… home health care dues skim that took more … recover $3 million in dues. That case is pending Zac … Coverage of the SEIU 'Dues Skim' SEIU Election … more
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MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Spring 2012 Edition

… Never: An End To the 'Dues Skim' Cutting Librarians … Deducting Teacher Union Dues School Pension … more

Activists United Against Union 'Power Grab' Proposal

Rally on Capitol steps focuses on giving workers right to choose

… forced to pay union dues or fees as a condition … Ballot Proposal To Keep 'Dues Skim' Alive 10 … forced to pay union dues means being forced … more
MCC2013-03

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Fall 2013 Edition

… over Prop 4 Dues Skim took $35 million from … more
MCC2013-01

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Spring 2013 Edition

… Pension: First Check Due Before Sentencing Government … Right-to-Work SEIU Skim Tracker Stops Ticking House … more
MCC2012-03

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Fall 2012 Edition

… Caregivers SEIU Dues Skim All About Politics Proposal … more

Connecticut Now Struggling With Caregiver Unionization Efforts

SEIU loss in Michigan not stopping the union

… home-based caregiver dues skim should be on its last … $33 million from dues taken out of Michigan … Coverage of the SEIU Dues Skim more

Health Care Workers Having Trouble Finding Union That Plays Fair

Union member: 'Thank God that Michigan is now a right-to-work state'

… home health care dues skim , which orchestrated … currently paying union dues under these circumstances. … service to earn their dues they'll just use bait-and-switch … more

The Price Tag on the Ballot Proposals

Constitutional changes would cost billions to Michigan taxpayers, citizens

… constitutionalize the SEIU dues skim , costing home-based … more

Arc Michigan Exec's Name-Calling Goes Against Group's Own Pledge

Dohn Hoyle, who also is Prop 4 spokesman, called parent caregiver Robert Haynes 'an idiot'

… Michigan as "union dues." The union has taken … Confidential about the union skimming money from home … more

Voters Reject Special Interest Power Plays

Proposals 2-6 soundly defeated

… on workers and their dues," Terry Bowman, a UAW … Mackinac Center, said the skimming of union dues will end at the latest … officials have wasted our dues on a project doomed … more

Study Says Most Home Health Care Workers Taking Care of Family, Friends

SEIU has taken more than $31M from workers; union 'shellgame' hurts disabled

… Program as a potential dues-producing source . … Money 'Dues Skim' Ballot Proposal Proponents … ensnare into paying dues are just family members … to be forced to pay dues as if they were interested … more

How CapCon Uses Transparency Laws to Hold Government Accountable

… more: The SEIU dues skim , which has taken more … more

Right-to-Work Law Means Less Money For Union Political Power Grabs

… was where membership dues often went. For example: In … Union and continued the skimming of tens of millions … to lower the cost of dues and spend less time … many of their forced dues payers felt about certain … more

Meet James Hohman, Assistant Director of Fiscal Policy at the Mackinac Center. James discusses his latest project, an analysis of Proposal 1, the proposal on personal property tax reform that will appear on the August 5th ballot. Read more about Proposal 1 here: http://www.mackinac.org/20246


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