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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 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

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
Dan Armstrong, Mike Reitz, Patrick Wright, Joe Lehman

Supreme Court Ends ‘Dues Skim’ Nationwide

… required to pay union dues as a condition of employment. How … but not before SEIU skimmed $34 million away … in the form of union dues, regardless of whether … required to pay union dues, even if they objected … 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

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

SEIU Ballot Language Disconnected From Reality

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Appointments: A Rarely Recognized Gubernatorial Power

Which can have major effects

… the SEIU healthcare dues skim. Governors also … became known as the dues skim. This year, MERC is … 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
MCC2014-02

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Summer 2014 Edition

… Drops 80 Percent After Dues Skim Ends Michigan Families … Who Stopped Paying Dues Right-to-Work … Thousands Not Paying Dues Or Fees Hypocrisy … 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

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

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
MCC2013-02

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Summer 2013 Edition

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

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

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
MCC2012-02

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

Mackinac Center for Public Policy Director of Education Policy Audrey Spalding describes her latest study on right-to-work law violations in public school contracts and suggests why districts and unions are ignoring the law.


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