Derk Wilcox, senior attorney with the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation, participated in a live chat hosted by the Detroit Free Press about Proposal 4 on Tuesday. Wilcox authored the Center’s recent policy brief on Proposal 4, which would enshrine in the state constitution a scheme to force home-based caregivers into a government union. This ploy so far has allowed the SEIU to skim more than $32 million in “dues” from family members who provide care for their loved ones.

Wilcox discussed the ballot proposal with Dohn Hoyle, executive director of Arc Michigan. Hoyle in the Free Press recently called Rob Haynes, a retired Detroit police officer who along with his wife cares for their two developmentally disabled children, “an idiot” for objecting to the stealth unionization.

Patrick J. Wright, director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation, also discussed the issue on "The Frank Beckmann Show" on WJR AM760.


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