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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

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

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 '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

St. Lawrence University economist Steven Horwitz discusses how the minimum wage was used to block immigrants from taking scarce jobs during the depression era. See more at "Raising the Minimum Wage, Lowering Opportunity."

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