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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 …

Home Health Caregivers Might Find Relief from Union Coercion at Supreme Court

Mackinac Center joins groups to call an end to the union dues skim

In Michigan, the dues skim against home-based day … this case would end dues skims nationally. It … in 2011 . A similar skim against home health …

Trump Administration Can Protect Funds Intended for Disabled and Low-Income

Study explains how to stop the union ‘dues skim’ of federal money

… they’re entitled to these dues. Ensuring that money … These funds are being skimmed away by unions claiming … recommends ways to end this “dues skim” and increase support …

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

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 …

SEIU Dues Skim Comes to an End

Union was able to extract $34 million from home-based caregivers through stealth unionization scheme

… Manager 989-698-1914 MIDLAND — A dues skim that funneled more … ones to have union dues skimmed from them. The stealth …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

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, …

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 …

SEIU Draws Attention Over Dues Skim

… Skorup about the SEIU dues skim and how the union is …

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 …

SEIU Fined for Campaign Finance Violations

Union dues skim took $34 million from Medicaid

… $34 million in forced dues from home-based caregivers as part of its dues skim , has received … part of its dues skim , has received the …

SEIU Dues Skim Surpasses $34 Million

… caregivers. The “dues skim” began when the Service … passed $34 million skimmed from home-based … last November. The skim is slated to finally …

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 …

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 …

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 …

SEIU Dues Skim Continues

Millions of dollars in “dues” will continue to be skimmed by the SEIU from …

Media Cite Center on Supreme Court Case

SEIU-type dues skim outlawed

… caregivers and the ensuing dues skim .” Wright also … returning some of the dues money” skimmed by the SEIU, and …

Spencer Discusses SEIU Dues Skim

… about the continued dues skim that has allowed the …

SEIU Dues Skim Scheme Continues

CapCon also tracking public-sector pay

… today, however, that “dues” are still being skimmed from their paychecks. CapCon’s skim-tracker shows that …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

SEIU Ballot Language Disconnected From Reality

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

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 …

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 skim.

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 …

George Will Cites CapCon in Washington Post

SEIU dues skim highlighted ahead of SCOTUS case

… coverage of the SEIU dues skim that took $34 million …

Wright Discusses Supreme Court Visit on WJR

Illinois union scheme similar to SEIU dues skim

… is similar to the dues skim inflicted upon home-based …

Wright Discusses End of SEIU Dues Skim

… the end of the SEIU dues skim . The union’s …

Supreme Court Ends Dues Skim Nationwide

… underhanded union scheme that skimmed “dues” from those who were … an almost identical dues skim in Illinois was illegal …

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 …

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 …

The SEIU Dues Skim Is Over

… support, the illegal dues skim of home-based caregivers … power to preserve this dues skim. Since their scheme …

Ending the Skimming of Union Dues from Federal Child Care Funds

This report, jointly published by the Freedom Foundation and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, outlines how the federal government can put an end to the inappropriate use of funding for two federal programs: the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and the Child Care and Development Fund. Despite Supreme Court rulings against the practice, several states still allow unions to siphon off dues payments from these funds intended to support home care and child care services for low-income families and the disabled.

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 …

'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 …

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 …

SEIU Scheme Ends

Legislation stops dues skim.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Home-Based Caregivers in Nine States Free from Union Dues Skim

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed two briefs at the High Court regarding the case

… paying compulsory union dues in a 5-4 decision … caregivers and the ensuing dues skim,” said Patrick J. Wright, … Michigan saw the SEIU skim more than $34 million …

SEIU Skim Scheme Draws Media Attention

… Union to enshrine its dues skim from home-based caregivers … how the SEIU has skimmed more than $30 million in “dues” from the Medicaid …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Ballot Petition Signatures Submitted in Home Health Aide Scheme

Attempt to grant dues skim constitutional protection is a ‘disgrace’

… would enshrine the SEIU dues skim in the state constitution … the form of “union dues” from Medicaid checks … November 2006 has skimmed more than $30 million …

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Asks MERC to Reverse Forced Unionization of Home-Based Caregivers

Seeks return of $3 million in skimmed ‘dues’

… $32 million in “union dues” skimmed by the Service … asking that that the dues skim end effective today …

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 …

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case

Illinois scheme similar to Michigan SEIU ‘dues skim’

… Michigan saw the SEIU skim more than $34 million in “dues” from Medicaid checks …

SEIU Dues Scheme Must End

… no longer be able to skim dues from Medicaid subsidies … than $30 million in dues over the last six years …

SEIU Dues Skim Explained

… millions of dollars in "dues" money the scheme has …

30 Years for the Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Our research helped usher in significant reforms

… examples is the SEIU’s “dues skim,” which allowed this …

SEIU Membership Drops 80 Percent

When given a choice, thousands refuse to join

When given a choice, thousands refuse to join.

Home Help Providers Saved From Illegal Dues

… Saved From Illegal Dues The Foundation … The DCH began skimming a percentage of … of so-called "union dues" from federal Medicaid … date, the union has skimmed more than $30 million …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Glossop Family Caregiver Wants Out of SEIU

… asking to be released, dues are still being skimmed from his mother's …

How Do You Solve A Problem Like A Dues-Skim?

Will the dues skim ever end?  According … not be forced to pay dues to a public employees’ … that has allowed the skim to continue. Judge …

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”

Union Loses $4.2 Million After Dues Skim Ends

… the home health care dues skim that funneled $34 million … its members since the dues skim ended on March 1, 2013. Based …

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 …

'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 …

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 …

Wilcox in Detroit News

SCOTUS decision's Michigan roots

… unionization and dues skim that in Michigan took …

Reitz in The American Spectator

Commentary on SEIU defeat

… case to a similar dues skim that occurred here …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Washington Examiner Quotes Vernuccio

Supreme Court could take up issue of agency fees

… Quinn , which ended a dues skim from home healthcare …

Prop 4 Not About Home Care

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

What Would Proposal 4 Do?

… continue an illegal dues skim from Medicaid checks …

State, National Media on SEIU's Downward Spiral

Right-to-work rescues 44k from stealth unionization scheme

Right-to-work rescues 44k from stealth unionization scheme.

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 …

'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 …

How to Stop the 'Dues Skim' of Federal Home Health Care and Child Care Funding

A PDF copy of this study is available.

Introduction

United States taxpayers currently spend $545 billion annually on the federal government’s Medicaid program. This money is meant to aid the disabled and vulnerable and to support low-income families. However, millions of these dollars are being redirected before they ever reach the people they are meant to support.

About $41.5 billion of Medicaid funds are sent to states through the Home and Community-Based Services “waiver” program.This waiver allows those eligible for Medicaid — individuals suffering from a disability, illness or other affliction — to use these funds to pay for in-home care, as opposed to enrolling in an institution. These in-home services are often provided by family members or friends, or other local, independent providers. Medicaid payments are sent directly to these providers on behalf of their Medicaid-eligible “client.”

 

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 …

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 …