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MEDC-SEIU Arrangement Still Raising Questions

Paul Kersey discusses MEDC-SEIU deal on Frank Beckmann's show.

The Clean Economy Development Center

Clearinghouse for ‘green energy’ boondoggles was recipient of $100,000 in SEIU cash. First in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report. The … a $100,000 donation from the SEIU in April 2010. The CEDC …

Prop 4 Not About Home Care

… own website , the SEIU is an employee union … 4 maintain that the SEIU is spending millions … This has netted the SEIU more than $32 million … First comes from the SEIU. According to the …

The Expensive Mystery of “Project Cherrywood”

… public-sector union. The SEIU already benefits from … award the tax credit, SEIU Local 517M agreed to … pay cut easier for SEIU officers to swallow. Second, … little about what the SEIU will do with the office …

Health Care Unionization Campaign Changes Its Story — Again

Ballot proposal avoids the one issue it is about: Money for the SEIU

… background checks. The SEIU to date has taken … state constitution. The SEIU, which has been  financing … one thing only — the SEIU is attempting to hijack … it's time we tell the SEIU 'No, hands off our constitution.' …

Politically Powerful Special Interest Gets Special State Tax Break

… administrative services for the SEIU and other local unions. …

'Dues Skim' Proponents, State Department Struggle to Explain Health Care Scheme

Group would lock in millions for SEIU in forced unionization

… theme surrounding the SEIU scheme to trap unsuspecting … dummy employer the SEIU used to facilitate its … being taken by the SEIU. Minicuci checked again … same time? The SEIU and others, including …

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court Case

Illinois scheme similar to Michigan SEIU ‘dues skim’

… in Michigan saw the SEIU skim more than $34 … end last March. The SEIU also attempted to enshrine … percentage points. The SEIU is now under investigation …

Center Legal Analyst on WJR

Senate votes to end SEIU skim scheme.

Legal Foundation Seeks End to Forced Unionization of Home-Based Caregivers

State agency asked to award $3 million back to workers that the SEIU took as dues

… action against the SEIU asks the Michigan … become known as the SEIU "dues skim" that began … being forced into the SEIU. To date more than $32 … has been taken by the SEIU from workers, most of …

Prop 4 Would Put Union Scam in Constitution

… disabled people into SEIU coffers, for which the … unions, which is why the SEIU bankrolled an initiative …

Study Says Most Home Health Care Workers Taking Care of Family, Friends

SEIU has taken more than $31M from workers; union 'shellgame' hurts disabled

… friends. In 2005, the SEIU targeted Michigan's … source . To date, the SEIU has taken more than … Opsommer, R-Dewitt, "This SEIU-supported ballot proposal … In $28 Million For SEIU ... And Climbing Why …

MLive Prop 4 Live Chat Transcript

… far has allowed the SEIU to skim more than …

Free Press Live Chat on Prop 4

… far has allowed the SEIU to skim more than …

Better Late Than Never: An End To the 'Dues Skim'

What can $29 million buy?

… received $5,000 from the SEIU on the day in June … still voted with the SEIU — the lone Republican …

America Votes

Simultaneously a partner for political campaigns and a consultant on internal union affairs. Ninth in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report. America … and listed as part of SEIU's overhead. According … ID bill in Ohio. If SEIU's financial statements …

Center Work on Prop 4 Cited

Detroit News, Midland Daily News cover SEIU scheme.

Labor Union Caught in Dues Skim Fails to File Annual Report with Federal Government

SEIU Healthcare Michigan reported losing 80 percent of its members after dues skim ended

Last year when SEIU Healthcare Michigan … Department of Labor. “For SEIU Healthcare Michigan, … in violation.” SEIU Healthcare Michigan’s … $34 million to the SEIU. In 2014 the union …

Ballot Proposal to Exploit Disabled Medicaid Recipients

… payments as "dues," the SEIU has quietly taken more … bargains against. The SEIU appears willing to prop … government workers. But the SEIU filed suit in federal … not matched by the SEIU and MQCCC arguments …

Supreme Court Takes One Step Away from Forced Unionization

A blow to SEIU's recruitment scheme

… decades-long membership slump. SEIU began organizing caregivers … arrangement was quite simple: SEIU would convince a state … Medicaid payments to SEIU in the form of union … caregivers greatly enriched SEIU. The Mackinac Center …

'It's hard to believe the union could get away with something like this'

Ex-Teamster says it's 'thievery' that the SEIU is taking money he could use to take care of his mother

… are members of the SEIU thanks to a unionization … a case against the SEIU over unfair labor practices. The legal … million. In 2005, the SEIU pulled off a forced … care. To date, the SEIU has taken more than …

MEGA Madness and Big Labor Contradictions

Dubious Michigan Tax Break to Union Raises Eyebrows

… two other states the SEIU was supposedly considering …

SEIU Allowed to Keep Millions in ‘Dues’ Money it Siphoned Away from Medicaid in Stealth Unionization, Court of Appeals Rules

‘Union has refused every opportunity to defend Granholm administration and itself in concocting this scheme’

… Appeals granted the SEIU’s motion to dismiss … requested. “The SEIU overpaid our clients … pretty obvious the SEIU did not want the court … parties.” The SEIU sent checks to the MCLF …

The Relationship Between the MQC3 and the SEIU

… between the MQC3 and the SEIU is questionable. As … bank, of which the SEIU had provided $12,000 … relationship between the SEIU and the MQC3, the MQC3 and SEIU entered into a contract …

Illegal Union Scheme Story Hits National TV

… to pay dues to the SEIU under an illegal unionization …

Kos Media

Publishers of "Daily Kos." Sixteenth in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report: Kos … received $144,000 from the SEIU in 2010.  The money … blogs on the web, and SEIU figures prominently …

Muskegon SEIU Escape Vote Set For This Week

… International Union (SEIU). The specific branch of the SEIU involved is Healthcare … outspoken critic of the SEIU and Healthcare Michigan. … switch unions. “SEIU was trying to negotiate …

The Alliance for Retired Americans

Union's "administration" included a senior citizen lobbying group with a detailed agenda. Eighteenth in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report: The … received $125,000 from the SEIU in 2010. The union characterized … Project Change.org SEIU Healthcare Michigan Ballot …

Colorado WINS

More state government worker politics. Tenth in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report. Colorado … ideological than most other SEIU projects, it is still … Project Change.org SEIU Healthcare Michigan Ballot …

Who Won't They Unionize?

The same forced unionization problem the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation is battling on behalf of home-based day care owners is now stirring up controversy in the in-home health care provider field.

SEIU Healthcare Michigan Lives on Without 'Employer'

… “employer” for members of SEIU Healthcare Michigan … agreement since 2006. The SEIU takes union dues from … its doors. SEIU “Remains in Force” It … the MQC3’s existence, SEIU Healthcare Michigan …

Health Care Workers Vote to Bolt from 'Corrupt' SEIU

… International Union (SEIU) to try to get Saginaw … themselves out of the SEIU Healthcare union last … in favor of leaving SEIU to 22 for staying. One … workers became the first SEIU members outside of California …

Muskegon Health Care Workers Get Out of SEIU

… specific branch of the SEIU involved is Healthcare … September election, means SEIU Healthcare Michigan … glad to be rid of the SEIU. “I'm thrilled,” … our shoulders. “SEIU brags about being an …

Los Angeles Times SEIU Investigation

… Hawaii. [19] After the SEIU conducted its own investigation, …

Attorney General Orders State To Stop SEIU 'Dues Skim'

… the withholding of SEIU dues from private individuals … election cycle.   The SEIU hasn’t given any money … executive vice president of the SEIU who made $222,876 in 2010, and SEIU president Mary Kay Henry, …

GOP-Dominated Senate To SEIU: 'Here's $4 Million'

… continues to be sent to SEIU as dues. Overall, the … $28 million for the SEIU. Last June, the … Scandal Roots of SEIU Forced Unionization … Dues Keep Flowing To SEIU SEIU Sent …

Further Down the Rabbit Hole: Forced Unionization 'Dues Skim' Linked To West Coast Scandal

SEIU officials who led charge to unionize unsuspecting workers are now long gone

… at Local 6434 of the SEIU.  With a membership … health care workers, SEIU Local 6434 was the … headed the national SEIU until 2010 and in the early … the first president of SEIU Healthcare Michigan, …

Mystery Contribution Kept ‘Dues Skim’ Alive

Union gave dummy employee $12,000, but that money not specified on federal report

… on the report. SEIU Healthcare Michigan, … specifies that the SEIU gave $12,000 to the … March 31, 2013, the SEIU took more than $34 million … mail-in election, the SEIU said it got enough votes …

Prop 4 a 'Money Grab'

… caregivers, from whom the SEIU has skimmed $32 million …

Union Health Care Ballot Supporters Say They Have Enough Signatures for a Vote

Union claimed First Amendment rights in court; ballot promoters now claim it's to protect workers, patients

… said no one from the SEIU was present. Instead, the … caregivers' checks. The SEIU then had attorneys from … dues flow continues]," SEIU attorney Scott Kronland … workers. "The SEIU has openly admitted …

SEIU Requests Contact Info for Kansas HCBS Providers

… their dues. The SEIU in Kansas has asked …

No Lean Times For SEIU 'Dues Skim' Union Bosses

… skim .” To date, the SEIU has collected more than … Snyder. Meanwhile, the SEIU has taken steps toward … $7,130,343 was paid to the SEIU national union in Washington, … of the top brass at SEIU Healthcare Michigan …

Center Analysts Discuss Illegal Unionization

… become members of the SEIU. The union has taken …

skimTRACKER 'Forced Unionization' Dues: More Than $34 Million Taken By The SEIU

… MILLION TAKEN BY THE SEIU FROM MICHIGAN HOME HELP … International Union (SEIU) "organized” Michigan's … first counter tallied SEIU dues skimmed since the … contract between the SEIU and the dummy employer …

Unionization Case Before The Supreme Court Could Have Lasting National Impact

Harris v. Quinn could make all public employees eligible for right-to-work; case is flying under the radar

… which resulted in the SEIU taking more than $34 … Confidential of the SEIU Dues Skim Legal … Money SEIU Election Battle Hinges … Scheme Infighting At The SEIU How the …

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Asks Appeals Court to Correct Michigan Employment Relations Commission Error

‘Clients are caught in a Catch-22’

… were caught up in the SEIU’s scheme were family … $34 million to the SEIU before it came to an …

New Law Frees Home Health Care Providers From Stealth Unionization, Dues Skim

Illegal arrangement that netted SEIU $29.4 million from the developmentally disabled comes to an end

… arrangement that allowed the SEIU to skim from Medicaid … collective bargaining, the SEIU conducted a union representation …

Home Health Care 'Dues Skim' More Than Matches SEIU '08 Obama Contributions

… gave him in 2008. If SEIU were to send him only … enough. About five years ago SEIU pulled off a covert … dues skim.” The SEIU has now received more … gave Obama made the SEIU one of his biggest …

Law Enforcement Does Not Universally Support Proposal 4

State sheriff's association says it's wrong for special interests to meddle with State Constitution

… losing money to the SEIU. The union has taken … to try and stop the SEIU from taking the money. Proposal …

Ballot Proposal Would Exploit Disabled Medicaid Recipients for Union’s Political Agenda

… payments as “dues,” the SEIU quietly has taken more … those designated by the SEIU as government employees … records show that the SEIU has paid the MQCCC $12,000. The SEIU appears willing to prop …

Attorney General Appeals Ruling That Allows SEIU to Keep Taking Dues From Medicaid Checks

… residents to pay to the SEIU, which had challenged … put a stop to it. The SEIU has taken more than … the money. The SEIU is promoting a ballot … November. ~~~~~ See also: SEIU Extends Home Health …

Dues and Don'ts

Should all businesses be forced to pay dues to the Chamber of Commerce?

… last week that the SEIU was removing hundreds …

Courage, Conviction Help Take Down Forced Unionization Schemes

… tallied the money the SEIU took from home-based …

Exemptions, Navigators and New Members

Big Labor's payback from Obamacare

… that "Obamacare is an SEIU and AFSCME membership … health care law. SEIU President Mary Kay Henry …

Health Care Workers Having Trouble Finding Union That Plays Fair

Union member: 'Thank God that Michigan is now a right-to-work state'

… manner . The specific SEIU affiliate involved was SEIU Healthcare Michigan, … agreement. After leaving the SEIU, the health care workers … broke away from the SEIU.  Officials from …

Dues Skimming Meets Its Demise

Federal rule ends a union's ability to involuntarily take money from home health care givers

… Legislature. Then the SEIU held an election, in … was enough to install SEIU Healthcare Michigan … began flowing to the SEIU. By March 2012, a total … it. But still, the SEIU persisted , going so …

Roots of SEIU Forced Unionization 'Money Skim' Lead To Former ACORN Organizer

… $28 million to the SEIU, which the union can … are paying dues to SEIU Healthcare Michigan, … the division of the SEIU technically involved … unionization. SEIU Healthcare Michigan …

The Human Side of Right-to-Work Legislation

These are real people who have been hurt by forced unionization

… Medicaid stipend. The SEIU has taken  over $33 … end the scheme, the SEIU took legal action and … members outside of the SEIU. If Michigan becomes …

No Relief In Sight For Home Health Care Workers

Without action from governor's office, SEIU 'Dues Skim' likely to continue until at least fall

… Healthcare Michigan (SEIU). The collective bargaining … were forced into joining the SEIU. As a result, dues from … decline membership in the SEIU and must then pay a … Scandal Roots of SEIU Forced Unionization …

'Forced Unionization' Employer Out of the Picture, But Dues Keep Flowing To SEIU

Despite state officials' past certainty, some now unsure who actually 'employs' home health care workers

… continue to roll into SEIU coffers . So far, the SEIU has taken more than … checks and sent to the SEIU. Under the administration … paying dues to the SEIU is 56,422. On Jan. …

Even After Right-to-Work, Unions Still Big Political Spenders in Michigan

Organized labor gave millions to Democratic candidates and groups in 2018

… spending filings. The SEIU’s affiliated super PAC, … elections. The SEIU Michigan State Council …

Two Wins for Freedom from Union Coercion in 2014

The end of the dues skim and the busting of the 'August Window'

… became known as the SEIU dues skim . It was … unionization and the SEIU maneuvering to keep … millions of dollars SEIU was taking from home-based … the dues skim. The SEIU went to court to keep …

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Look At Forced Unionization

Illinois case could free home-based caregivers nationwide

… in Illinois are the SEIU and the American Federation … Jennifer Granholm, the SEIU and AFSCME used dummy … Confidential of the SEIU Dues Skim Legal … Money SEIU Election Battle Hinges …

Mapping Out an Underhanded Scheme

The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation continues its quest for answers in the day care scheme being perpetrated by the Michigan Department of Human Services and a so-called home child care union by filing a motion with the Court of Appeals to reconsider its curt dismissal of Dec. 30, 2009.

It's worth noting that Michigan is not unique in having had day care providers unionized. In Michigan the dues are siphoned directly from subsidy payments.

We compiled a handy, interactive map which displays the states that currently have unionized home day care providers. Simply click on the icon for each state to open an information box about each state's home child care union set-up.

Proposal 4 Would Lock Forced Unionization of Home-Based Caregivers Into Michigan Constitution

Center attorney: ‘Dubious arrangement pursued for the sole purpose of allowing the SEIU to pad its political coffers’

… purpose of allowing the SEIU to pad its political … Aging Consortium. An SEIU attorney certified that … said. “The fact the SEIU gave the MQC3 $12,000 …

Michigan Employment Relations Commission Fails to Correct Its Own Mistake in Unionization of Home-Based Caregivers

SEIU allowed to keep $34 million in forced dues after MERC dismisses administrative action

… were caught up in the SEIU’s scheme were family … administration and the SEIU tried to downplay it.” The … against the law. The SEIU at the time argued that … $34 million to the SEIU before it came to an …

SEIU Sent Key GOP Senator $5K on Day Bill to End 'Forced Unionization' Arrived in Senate

Home health care unionization continues to this day

… Skim , under which the SEIU has received more … checks and given to the SEIU as union dues. According … dues flowing to the SEIU. This dues flow … annually, which the SEIU could use for political …

Supreme Court Rules Unions Can't Take Extra Fees Without Consent

SEIU, other unions must provide opt-in clause to spend members' money on political activities

… the decision in the SEIU v. Knox case portends … fee charged by the SEIU. The union did not provide … Confidential Coverage of the SEIU Michigan …

Union Money Behind Health Care Ballot Proposal Not Well Hidden

Use of a dummy corporation will keep official disclosure 'secret' until next year

… Care First Inc. SEIU Healthcare Michigan, an SEIU affiliate, is the most … other affiliates of SEIU likely are contributing … finance rules. The SEIU has a vested interest …

Exhibits List for Patricia Haynes and Steven Glossop v. Service Employees International Union Healthcare Michigan and the Michigan Quality Community Care Council

… Bulletin MQCCC and SEIU Addendum to Consent … Subcommittee Selected SEIU MERC certification documents 2006-2009 … Agreement between MQCCC and SEIU 2009-September … Agreement between MQCCC and SEIU FOIA response …

SEIU Extends Home Health Care Contract On Day Governor Signs Bill Making 'Dues Skim' Illegal

Questions surround signing that extends contract through February 2013

… Care Council and the SEIU keeps what is now known … last month but the SEIU sued in federal court  to … an affiliate of the SEIU, signed the contract … employer used by the SEIU to net tens of thousands …

Stealth Unionization Scheme Bleeds Medicaid

… this arrangement, the SEIU has skimmed nearly $29 … ones. In 2005, the SEIU held a virtually unpublicized … bill, allowing the SEIU to collect $4 million …

Michigan Families Set Stage For Helping End Forced Unionization Schemes

Supreme Court ruled daycare, home-based caregivers not public employees and can't be unionized

… unionization attempts. The SEIU went after the home-based … became known as the SEIU "dues skim" involved … detours.  The SEIU's scheme in Michigan … forced unionization were SEIU officials from California …

Union Money Helps 'Dues Skim' Stay Alive

Home health care workers still losing money to SEIU despite law to end the scam; dummy employer executive director working only 3 hours a month

… least $12,000 from the SEIU to keep the scheme alive. Emails … seven years after the SEIU pulled off a scheme … $1,000; MDRC $3,000; and SEIU $12,000. Steinke … millions of dollars the SEIU has taken in, the breakdown …

While Helping Out Injured Ex-Wife, Man Forced Into Union

Proposal 4 would ensure that people like Richard Nottage remain unionized public employees

… been taken by the SEIU from tens of thousands of … Michigan.  And, if the SEIU gets its way, the scheme … money taken by the SEIU nonetheless. Nottage … received a letter from SEIU, urging him to vote …

Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door For Daycare Workers To Get Money Back

Unions took $4 million from Michigan daycare workers; class action lawsuit now possible

… place than it took the SEIU with the home-based … Confidential of the SEIU Dues Skim Legal … Money SEIU Election Battle Hinges … Scheme Infighting At The SEIU How the …

Media Resoundingly Rejects Prop 2, Prop 4

Only two weekly newspapers support either of the union-backed plans to alter the state constitution

… on Proposal 4. The SEIU has taken more than … Granholm was governor. The SEIU needs the amendment … that enriches only the SEIU." Even some disability …

Relationship Problems

Government employee unions should not be eligible for special tax breaks. Here's why.

… more troubling, as SEIU Local 517M, which represents … Michigan. (Another SEIU local, #526M, represents … this blog, another SEIU subsidiary, the Member … follow suit. With SEIU officials agreeing to …

Interlocal Agreements – Good Intent, Bad Practice

… “employer” for the SEIU to create the 55,000 member SEIU Healthcare Michigan . The SEIU takes union dues from …

Home Help Providers Saved From Illegal Dues

… Foundation sued to end the SEIU-HM and MQCCC's illegal … are funneled to the SEIU, which purports to represent … was ruled moot after SEIU paid damages to the … government and the SEIU could enter their home …

Who pays the most for minimum wage?

… International Union (SEIU) rallied to raise the …

Proposal 4: The Unionization of Home-Based Caregivers

… members friendly to the SEIU, and it would act as … supervise them. The SEIU’s “collective bargaining” … 2012 The SEIU in Michigan: Home Health … Senate Republicans Allow SEIU to Bully Home Caregivers Anne …

Father Taking Care of His Disabled Adult Kids Called An 'Idiot' by Proposal 4 Spokesman

The Arc Michigan Executive Director Dohn Hoyle resorts to name-calling against Robert Haynes because Haynes doesn't support forced unionization scheme

… we were put into the SEIU without our knowledge. … We didn't join the SEIU.  We now pay monthly … family. At the time, the SEIU " dues skim " was … to be unionized, the SEIU continues to take about …

Wilcox in Detroit News

SCOTUS decision's Michigan roots

SCOTUS decision's Michigan roots.

Do Prop 4 Supporters Know What It's About?

Disability advocate appears confused on ballot measure.

Unions' Bark Worse Than Their Bite

Vernuccio in National Review on Midwest labor reforms

Vernuccio in National Review on Midwest labor reforms.