"For the union to prey upon the most vulnerable population is unconscionable."
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In 2005, as part of a nationwide push to increase membership using government subsidies as a source for union dues, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) organized Michigan's home health aides. As a result, tens of thousands of the state's independent, private-sector workers found themselves belonging to a government employees' union, with dues skimmed from their clients' Medicaid subsidy checks.
This video features Frank, a disabled adult with severe cerebral palsy and Judi, his home health aide, who's outraged that government money that should be going to help Frank is instead going to the union she wishes to have no part of.