There’s nothing quite like your doctor being in the UAW, isn’t there?

At the risk of overreaching, may I present to you the case of Michigan day care workers. The state of Michigan gives low-income families subsidies for day care. A state agency, in conjunction with the United Auto Workers, claims that these subsidies make day care providers — even those working independently out of their homes — state employees subject to a collective bargaining bargaining agreement, and of course, union dues.

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has a short video on the subject. Will a new government program (taxpayer subsidies for people earning up to 3 or 4 times the federal poverty level) be the lever for a claim that your doctor is a union employee?

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Cross-posted from State House Call.


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