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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.
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.
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