The Effect of Proposal 4 on the Unionization of In-Home Caregivers

Proposal 4, however, would enshrine in the state constitution collective bargaining power for the SEIU or any subsequent union representing in-home caregivers. The many legal objections to, and laws against, the previous unionization would be removed, at least prospectively. The provisions of Public Acts 45 and 76 of 2012 would be circumvented for in-home caregivers, who would not otherwise be considered public employees.