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Time for Labor Unions to Collect their Own Dues

The on-going SEIU dues skim must end

… Price. “End the dues skim once and for all.” Harris, … should be done? The dues skim operates in government … the union directly skimmed a portion of the … 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

Two Wins for Freedom from Union Coercion in 2014

The end of the dues skim and the busting of the 'August Window'

… forced to pay union dues. The ruling meant that … known as the SEIU dues skim . It was a scheme that … battle over the dues skim included legislative … more

SEIU Affiliate’s Revenue Cut in Half After 'Dues Skim' Ended

SEIU Healthcare Michigan dues collection went from $11.3 million to $5.4 million

… reported $5,398,383 in dues and fees in 2014. That's … during which the union's dues skim was in place. The … Standards. The roots of the dues skim reach back to the mid-2000s … more

Labor Union Caught in Dues Skim Fails to File Annual Report with Federal Government

SEIU Healthcare Michigan reported losing 80 percent of its members after dues skim ended

… Michigan’s health care “dues skim,” has failed to file … threshold. The dues skim was created in 2005 … more

Confirmed: The SEIU 'Dues Skim' Finally Ends

Home-based caregivers no longer losing money to union

… Michigan's 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

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

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

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

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

Medicaid Dues Skim May Come To An End, After All

Friends, relatives of disabled individuals among those swept into public sector unions

… from deducting union dues from checks sent to … referred to as a “dues skim,” is currently allowed … letting unions deduct dues from their checks, … million in union dues was skimmed from Medicaid checks. In … more

SEIU 'Dues Skim' Days Are Numbered

Work to get caregivers their money back continues

… upon 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

Union Behind Michigan ‘Dues Skim’ Facing More Corruption Allegations

SEIU Healthcare Michigan has a history of problems

… get [elected].” The “dues skim” took $34 million of … union responsible for skimming tens of millions … could collect their “dues.” In the process of … 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 … in 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 '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

SEIU Ballot Language Disconnected From Reality

… care workers to  pay dues  to the SEIU, which … allow 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

How Right-to-Work and the End of the 'Dues Skim' Killed the SEIU in Michigan

Membership, revenue and political spending plummet

… choice by ending the “dues skim” and then passing right-to-work. Dues Skim In 2005, former … 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

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
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 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

The Cover Story For the 'Dues Skim'

… SEIU began collecting dues from the taxpayer-provided … “ home health care dues skim .” So far, … $29 million from the “skim,” which can be used … more

Union Members Down, Money For SEIU Up

'Dues skim' contributes to higher union funding

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

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 … than $687,000 has been skimmed since Gov. Snyder … 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

Union Pushes Ballot Proposal To Keep 'Dues Skim' Alive

… “ Home Health Care Dues Skim ” to the tune of more … “skim.” The “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

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

Unions Admit Forcing People to Pay Dues is Political

U.S. Supreme Court considers right-to-work for all

… force people to pay dues and in turn spend hundreds … continue the “dues skim” from home caregivers … state stayed on as dues-paying members. The … the burden of paying dues and ignoring the invaluable … 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 to … 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

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

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 Activists Protest Opposition to Coerced Union Dues

U.S. Supreme Court to consider case next week

… employees to pay union dues or fees as a condition … 2013, the SEIU had a dues skimming scheme by which … Center.” When the state stopped skimming money from home-based … 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

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

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 by … finally end the union dues being taken from those … had tried to end the “skim” last year by defunding … 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

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

… put disputed union dues of $500,000 — the amount … 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

'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

… the "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

Prop 4 Would Put Union Scam in Constitution

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

Supreme Court Rules Unionization Schemes Involving Home-Based Care Providers Are Illegal

Mackinac Center represented workers similar to those in Illinois who were forced to pay union dues simply because they got state money

… forced to pay union dues. The Justices … it means that the 'dues skim' that the SEIU set up … to try to keep the skim alive. It relied on … more

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

State Rep.: Unions 'lying' to stop bill

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

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 … the “Home Health Care Skim.” In reality, many of … 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

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 peeled … unionization continues. Dues are still being taken … Senate Home Health Care 'Dues Skim' Worse Than Previously … 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

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

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 … home 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

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

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

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


Summer 2013 Edition

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

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

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 … “government 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

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


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

What Should the Next Legislature Do?

… bans on unseemly union dues-skimming schemes, and of … more


Spring 2012 Edition

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

The Legislative Clock is Ticking

It’s time for free-market reformers to act

… banned the SEIU’s “dues skim” of day care providers. The … resources to collect union dues and, famously, enacting … more

The Legislative Clock is Ticking

It's time for free-market reformers to act

… banned the SEIU’s “ dues skim ” of day care providers. The … to collect union dues and, famously, enacting … 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

U.S. Supreme Court Accepts Case to Give 'Right-to-Work' to All Public Employees

Court could end compulsory union 'agency fee' payments for government workers

… right to not have union dues extracted, but agency … Fees Supreme Court Ends 'Dues Skim' Nationwide … percent of the full dues payments. Michigan's … without compulsory dues or fees, many workers … more