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National Right-to-Work

The Union Opt-Out Effort in Michigan and Across the Country

… branch is down 37%. The SEIU has lost more than 50%. …

Despite Collapse in Membership, SEIU Poised to Go All-In in Michigan

$150 million campaign blunted by right-to-work law

The SEIU is making a huge political … paying fees to a union, SEIU Michigan has lost 51% … of its members and SEIU Healthcare Michigan … then, the national SEIU has lost 8% of its dues …

Mackinac Wins 2019 State Policy Network Award

… Medicaid payments. The SEIU had unionized thousands …

Line 5 is a Textbook Example of Environmental Versus Labor Concerns

The debate has reinforced the blue-green divide

… some unions — like the SEIU — appear to have put … concerned, but the SEIU’s decision to put politics … lobbying. In contrast to the SEIU, the Michigan-based …

10 Years of Victories: The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Celebrates … and Looks Forward

… institutionalizing them. The SEIU unionized over 45,000 …

By the Numbers: The Dues Skim

… opted to leave the SEIU once given a choice

Ending the 'Dues Skim' in Michigan

How the government was stopped from taking money from paychecks

… International Union, or SEIU, to be named as the … the council, so the SEIU started to finance it, …

Michigan’s Laboratory for Liberty

Letter from the executive vice president

… used. We killed the SEIU skim in Michigan in …

By The Numbers

Workers for Opportunity

… payers 5.2%  — SEIU national has experienced …

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 …

Mackinac Center Applauds Federal Change Ending Dues Skimming

Unions can no longer skim an estimated $200 million in dues from home health care workers

… their paychecks. The SEIU maintained that these … dropped out of the SEIU affiliate once given …

Opt-in Requirement to Ensure Clear Consent

… Minnesota reported that the SEIU forged their signatures … these requirements: SEIU and AFSCME membership … https://perma.cc/2XX8-C2LU ; SEIU Healthcare Florida Local …

Background

… cases, unions like SEIU have reportedly resorted …

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

… reports. The SEIU’s affiliated super PAC, … Whitmer’s campaign. The SEIU Michigan State Council …

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 …

Victory for Mark Janus

How the Mackinac Center's years advancing worker freedom in Michigan have paid off across the country

… agreed to hear Knox v. SEIU, and the majority opinion … trump state law. The SEIU, whose efforts to take …

Medicaid Dues Skim May Come To An End, After All

Friends, relatives of disabled individuals among those swept into public sector unions

… a contract with the SEIU that had been established … coffers, usually the SEIU or the American Federation … Department of Labor, SEIU Healthcare Michigan’s …

A Look at Unions in Michigan, Five Years After Right-to-Work

Most of state’s largest unions have seen a collapse in members and political spending

… unions:  the MSEA, MCO, SEIU Local 517, Troopers … to $319,766. SEIU Michigan is composed … (about 7 percent). SEIU Healthcare Michigan, …

Mackinac Center Heroes

Profiles of a few of the Michiganders we’ve helped over the years

… adult children when the SEIU unionized them against … voters rejecting an SEIU effort to reinstate …

How Right-to-Work and the End of the 'Dues Skim' Killed the SEIU in Michigan

Membership, revenue and political spending plummet

… about supporting the SEIU, they responded by opting … Granholm worked with the SEIU to “organize” home … employees” so that the SEIU could claim to be representing … Medicaid recipients. SEIU Healthcare-Michigan …

The Legislative Clock is Ticking

It’s time for free-market reformers to act

… reforms and banned the SEIU’s “dues skim” of day …

The Legislative Clock is Ticking

It's time for free-market reformers to act

… reforms and banned the SEIU’s “ dues skim ” of …

Union Behind Michigan ‘Dues Skim’ Facing More Corruption Allegations

SEIU Healthcare Michigan has a history of problems

… ongoing saga surrounding SEIU Healthcare Michigan. This … not new to scandals. SEIU Healthcare Michigan … belong to the union, SEIU Healthcare Michigan … breaking away from the SEIU and repeatedly alleging …

Time for Labor Unions to Collect their Own Dues

The on-going SEIU dues skim must end

… organizations — primarily the SEIU — still siphon an estimated … private sector unionism, SEIU sought to regain ground … government-administered aid program. SEIU entrapped workers any … decided to stand up to SEIU. The Legislature banned …

Public School Union Members Protest Their Own Union

… to separate from the SEIU Local 517M and represent …

SEIU Sues Its Own Members for Banquet Hall They Paid For

Taylor school employees decertify, so union retaliates

… merger between the SEIU’s Taylor and Lansing … Because of the merger, SEIU Local 517M of Lansing … 400 signatures to the SEIU headquarters in Washington, … planned on staying SEIU — just dissolve the …

Worker Freedom Won Tuesday

… rights to leave the SEIU. The measure …

Major Accomplishments

Here are some things we're really proud of.

… shanghaied into the SEIU, writing more than 80 …

Labor Union Protests Outside Mackinac Center Office

… the media that the SEIU protest was a fitting … the media that the SEIU took over $34 million …

Unions are Super PACS

Former Democratic Party Chairman admits double-standard

… executive director of the SEIU Michigan State Council, …

Union Activists Protest Opposition to Coerced Union Dues

U.S. Supreme Court to consider case next week

… International Union (SEIU). From 2005 to 2013, the SEIU had a dues skimming … release on behalf of SEIU Michigan. “We’re … caregivers on behalf of an SEIU affiliate in 2013, its …

Mackinac Center Subject of SEIU Protest

Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association at issue

… at 4 pm today by the SEIU of Michigan in connection … Friedrichs case. SEIU was involved in skimming …

Endnotes

… http://perma.cc/Y7EJ-B2ZV . 16 Paul Pringle, “SEIU Official Steps aside … Scrutinizes L.A. Local of SEIU,” Los Angeles Times , … http://perma.cc/48T7-BAHC . 18 Paul Pringle, “SEIU Alleges Misuse of Funds,” … Winton, “Former Leader of SEIU Local Is Indicted,” …

Detailed Reporting of Receipts and Disbursements in the LM-2

… to spend. The SEIU, one of the nation’s … reported: An SEIU spokeswoman says the … year, reveals that SEIU was the top spender …

Los Angeles Times SEIU Investigation

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

Study: They Spend Millions, but Minimal Transparency Required for Government Union Finances

… $21,457,153 in 2012. (The SEIU tops the list, spending …

SEIU Affiliate’s Revenue Cut in Half After 'Dues Skim' Ended

SEIU Healthcare Michigan dues collection went from $11.3 million to $5.4 million

… exploitation ended. SEIU Healthcare Michigan … the mid-2000s when SEIU moved to grab a share … Jennifer Granholm, SEIU was allowed to carry … union's coffers. SEIU Healthcare Michigan's …

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 …

CapCon Interview with Founding Editor Ken Braun and Mackinac Center President Joseph G. Lehman

On its fifth year anniversary, a history lesson

… wouldn’t have ended the SEIU’s unconscionable skimming …

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 …

Top 25 of 2014

Our most popular offerings of the year

… Proposal 1 SEIU Membership Drops 80 … Misled Members SEIU Allowed to Keep Millions …

What Heroes Might You and I Meet in 2015?

… to be known as the SEIU “dues skim”? Their …

For the Record

… positions. The SEIU is urging home caregivers …

Unionization for the 21st Century: What It Is and What It Is Not

… (and member of the SEIU Ethics Review Board) …

Endnotes

… Vincent Vernuccio, “SEIU Intimidation Manual …

Centered on Workers vs. Worker Centers

… company officers. A 2011 SEIU “Contract Campaign Manual” …

Appointments: A Rarely Recognized Gubernatorial Power

Which can have major effects

… led to the end of the SEIU healthcare dues skim. Governors … extensive . ~~~~~ See also: SEIU Dues Skim Finally Grounds …

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 …

SEIU: Go on strike against your family members

The SEIU represents hundreds … home-care aid workers the SEIU is urging to strike … unionized by the SEIU. That ended this summer …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Summer 2014 Edition

… this issue: SEIU Membership Drops 80 …

Supreme Court Ends ‘Dues Skim’ Nationwide

… 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. We exposed a similar …

Who needs a vacation anyway?

… weren’t forced to pay the SEIU, 80 percent dropped …

Harris v. Quinn

… first to arrive was the SEIU, which sought the creation … unionization got the SEIU around $6 million a … money taken by the SEIU from home-based caregivers, …

Unions' Bark Worse Than Their Bite

Vernuccio in National Review on Midwest labor reforms

Vernuccio in National Review on Midwest labor reforms.

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 …

Supreme Court Ends Dues Skim Nationwide

… International Union (SEIU) that unionized these … again involved the SEIU. Eight other states … dues skim filled the SEIU’s coffers with approximately … caregivers. In Illinois, the SEIU’s skim took about $3.6 …

Wilcox in Detroit News

SCOTUS decision's Michigan roots

SCOTUS decision's Michigan roots.

Reitz in The American Spectator

Commentary on SEIU defeat

Commentary on SEIU defeat.

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 …

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 …

Media Cite Center on Supreme Court Case

SEIU-type dues skim outlawed

… in Michigan with the SEIU’s stealth unionization … skimmed by the SEIU, and he was cited by …

Supreme Court Rules Unionization Schemes Involving Home-Based Care Providers Are Illegal

Mackinac Center represented workers similar to those in Illinois who were forced to pay union dues simply because they got state money

… 'dues skim' that the SEIU set up in Michigan was … country. In Michigan, the SEIU Healthcare Michigan … disbanded last year. The SEIU, however, went to great … to delay action. The SEIU also tried to get its …

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Home-Based Caregivers in Nine States Free from Union Dues Skim

Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed two briefs at the High Court regarding the case

… in Michigan with the SEIU’s stealth unionization … in Michigan saw the SEIU skim more than $34 … end last March. The SEIU tried to enshrine its … percentage points. The SEIU was later fined …

Audit Shows SEIU 'Dues Skim' Likely Bolstered By Extra $3.7 Million; Union-Run Registry Ineffective

… the "dues skim,” the SEIU would have been enriched … Jennifer Granholm, the SEIU carried out the forced … were unionized by the SEIU. And it acknowledged … caregivers. In 2012, when the SEIU attempted to lock the …

Unionization Ruling Before The Supreme Court Could Be 'Huge'

Political consultant: Ruling could 'dramatically undermine public sector unions'

… Confidential of the SEIU Dues Skim Legal … Money SEIU Election Battle Hinges … Scheme Infighting At The SEIU How the …

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 …

Union Loses $4.2 Million After Dues Skim Ends

… International Union (SEIU) targeted the assistance … shoulder. As a result, SEIU Healthcare Michigan, … Labor, membership in SEIU Healthcare Michigan … care. In 2005, the SEIU perpertrated a forced …

Center in Wall Street Journal Consecutive Days

Cited on SEIU scheme, Detroit bailout

… membership seen by SEIU Healthcare Michigan …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Spring 2014 Edition

… Justice System SEIU Fined Almost $200,000 …

State, National Media on SEIU's Downward Spiral

Right-to-work rescues 44k from stealth unionization scheme

… in membership in the SEIU Healthcare Michigan … chosen not to join the SEIU now that the stealth …

SEIU Membership Drops 80 Percent

When given a choice, thousands refuse to join

… Michiganders into the SEIU has ended, its membership … chosen not remain in the SEIU now that they have the …

SEIU Membership Drops 80 Percent After Dues Skim Ends

Union loses $4.2 million in dues and fees

… longer are part of the SEIU Healthcare Michigan, … dues or fees to the SEIU after the union orchestrated … but not before the SEIU took more than $34 … organizing drives. The SEIU health care workers …

Supreme Court Reviews Forced Unionization

… International Union (SEIU) saw the financial assistance … employees of the state. SEIU was designated as the …

SEIU Fined for Campaign Finance Violations

Union dues skim took $34 million from Medicaid

Union dues skim took $34 million from Medicaid.

SEIU Fined Almost $200,000 Over Actions Tied To 2012 Ballot Proposal Campaign

Union suffers another loss related to dues skim, which took more than $34 million from home-based caregivers

… in early 2013, the SEIU took more than $34 million … this week that the SEIU will pay $199,000 in … fees already paid, the SEIU will have paid more … shield the fact that SEIU was virtually the only …

Who Is Behind The Minimum Wage Increase Drive?

A look at the Restaurant Opportunities Center

… unions, particularly the SEIU (Service Employees International …

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 …

Wright Discusses Supreme Court Visit on WJR

Illinois union scheme similar to SEIU dues skim

… Michigan, during which the SEIU took $34 million …

U.S. Supreme Court Discusses Right-to-Work For All Public Employees

Union 'dues skim' case could mean the end of forced unionization of home-based caregivers, others

… Confidential of the SEIU Dues Skim Legal … Money SEIU Election Battle Hinges … Scheme Infighting At The SEIU How the …

George Will Cites CapCon in Washington Post

SEIU dues skim highlighted ahead of SCOTUS case

… its coverage of the SEIU dues skim that took …

2013 In Review: Worker Freedom, Medicaid Expansion Took Center Stage

… the MEA . The SEIU "Dues Skim" Finally … in a union The SEIU went to great lengths … Skim Confirmed: The SEIU Dues Skim Finally Ends GOP …