A dubious milestone — the taking of $30 million from home health care worker paychecks — has been reached and the number is still climbing.
The money taken from the workers by the Service Employees International Union is being taken despite Gov. Rick Snyder signing a law last month prohibiting the practice.
Under a scheme perpetrated while Jennifer Granholm was governor, tens of thousands of so-called “home health care workers” were railroaded into the SEIU. As a result, dues from the taxpayer-provided checks of those to care for homebound patients has been flowing to the union. Continuation of this practice is called the “home healthcare dues skim”
Last month, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation to stop the “skim.” It's believed administrative steps are being taken to do so. Capitol Confidential is monitoring the situation.
Meanwhile, the “skim-tracker” is continuing to compute how much union dues has been “skimmed” from the taxpayer-provided checks. It will continue its running tally until the actual end of the “skim” can be verified.