National, State Media Covering DHS Decision to End Stealth Unionization of Day Care Providers

National and statewide media are reporting on the decision by the Michigan Department of Human Services to stop taking illegal “union dues” out of subsidy checks sent to home-based day care providers on behalf of low-income families.

The Washington Post, Boston Globe, Forbes, The Washington ExaminerThe Detroit News and Detroit Free Press all covered the announcement. The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed suit against the DHS on behalf of three day care providers in September 2009 to end the practice.

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The Midland Daily News, WILX-TV10 in Lansing, The Macomb Daily, WNEM-TV5 in Saginaw, the Petoskey News-ReviewWWTV-TV9&10 in Traverse City, WHMI-93.5 in Howell, the Traverse City Record-Eagle and The Flint Journal also included coverage.