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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Worker Freedom Won Tuesday

… rights to leave the SEIU. The measure …

Top 25 of 2014

Our most popular offerings of the year

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

Unions' Bark Worse Than Their Bite

Vernuccio in National Review on Midwest labor reforms

Vernuccio in National Review on Midwest labor reforms.

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.

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 …

Center in Wall Street Journal Consecutive Days

Cited on SEIU scheme, Detroit bailout

… membership seen by SEIU Healthcare Michigan …

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 Fined for Campaign Finance Violations

Union dues skim took $34 million from Medicaid

Union dues skim took $34 million from Medicaid.

Wright Discusses Supreme Court Visit on WJR

Illinois union scheme similar to SEIU dues skim

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

George Will Cites CapCon in Washington Post

SEIU dues skim highlighted ahead of SCOTUS case

… its coverage of the SEIU dues skim that took …

Legal Foundation Defends Clients Caught in a Catch-22

Home-based caregivers caught in the middle.

SEIU Under Investigation over Prop 4

'Dues Skim' took $35 million from Medicaid recipients

… initially hide the SEIU’s involvement. After … its money came from SEIU. Michigan Capitol … on the groups the SEIU set up to continue … paying members, the SEIU targeted the Medicaid …

McMoney: Big Labor's Cash Flow

Webinar on union front groups features Center expert

Webinar on union front groups features Center expert.

SEIU Tries to Continue Dues Scheme

Leaked document maps out 'dues skim' plan

… that case. The SEIU Healthcare Michigan … significant that the SEIU calls the MQC3 the employer … employer. So why does the SEIU maintain otherwise? …

Wright Discusses End of SEIU Dues Skim

… discussing the end of the SEIU dues skim . The … action against the SEIU to recover part of the …

UAW Prez: SEIU ‘Dues Skim’ More Important Than RTW

… for good. The SEIU and related unions appear …

SEIU Dues Skim Surpasses $34 Million

The SEIU has just passed $34 … stop the scheme. The SEIU then spent millions …

State of the State: Union Protests Outside Capitol

… thought his union, the SEIU, was worth his time …

The Intellectual Firepower Against Right-to-Work

Who's who on right-to-work

… the presidents of the SEIU, AFSCME, the machinists union, …

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 …

MLive Prop 4 Live Chat Transcript

… far has allowed the SEIU to skim more than …

Center Experts Address Props 1, 2 and 4

Analsysts on Fox Business, WDIV, WDET

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 …

Free Press Live Chat on Prop 4

… far has allowed the SEIU to skim more than …

Prop 4 Op-Ed in Detroit Free Press Ungrounded

… words "union" and "SEIU." Since every … investment — if the SEIU wins.

The Murky Role of MERC in SEIU Scheme

… for. However, SEIU Healthcare Michigan …

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 …

Prop 4 a 'Money Grab'

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

Center Work on Prop 4 Cited

Detroit News, Midland Daily News cover SEIU scheme.

Center Legal Expert Discusses SEIU Case

… home-based caregivers by the SEIU. Wright earlier …

Commentary: Prop 4 Supporters Promise Programs That Already Exist

Home-based caregiver proposal would lock SEIU unionization scheme into state constitution

… $32 million the SEIU has taken from the Medicaid … state workers. The SEIU took the issue to federal … were unionized in the SEIU scheme, but the union … the pockets of the SEIU at the expense of Michigan’s …

Do Prop 4 Supporters Know What It's About?

Disability advocate appears confused on ballot measure.

Which Ballot Proposals Are 'Grassroots'?

… front name for the SEIU. The union is  the …

SEIU Draws Attention Over Dues Skim

… Jarrett Skorup about the SEIU dues skim and how the …

SEIU Dues Skim All About Politics

… Faville, president of SEIU Healthcare Michigan, … is over whether the SEIU can forcibly extract … as much . When the SEIU filed suit in federal …

SEIU Ballot Language Disconnected From Reality

… representative" is the SEIU. “Allow” does not mean … to  pay dues  to the SEIU, which can spend the … from caregivers to the SEIU, which to date has taken …

GOP Fumbles: On Verge of Giving MEA Huge Pension Win

… to end a notorious SEIU "dues skim" of home …

SEIU Ballot Proposal Raises Questions

Why is the SEIU involved in a ballot … selling point for the SEIU and its allies, but … or not? Whether the SEIU continues to receive …

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 …

SEIU Skim Scheme Draws Media Attention

… has exposed how the SEIU has skimmed more …

SEIU Dues Skim Continues

… skimmed by the SEIU from the subsidy checks … Detroit News that the SEIU is taking about $500,000 …

Lehman Debates Union Power Grab

… from her. And the SEIU is still skimming …

SEIU Dues Scheme Must End

… Rapids Press . The SEIU took more than $30 million …

SEIU's Vicious Circle

… which outlines how the SEIU is paying for a shell … forced into a union, the SEIU continues the money …

Pennies on the Dollar

… handing it over to the SEIU as union dues, thus … Since late 2006, the SEIU has skimmed more than … dollars from the SEIU to maintain its quasi …

April 27, 2012, MichiganVotes.org Weekly Roll Call

… strongly opposed by the SEIU-affiliated prison guard …

Spencer Discusses SEIU Dues Skim

… that has allowed the SEIU to take nearly $30 million …

SEIU Dues Skim Scheme Continues

CapCon also tracking public-sector pay

… skim-tracker shows that the SEIU has siphoned nearly …

SEIU Scheme Ends

… Michigan residents to the SEIU over the last six years …

You Had to Figure This Would Happen...

MEA lawyers blocking labor law reforms

… University of Michigan, the SEIU is preparing a ballot …

March 30, 2012, MichiganVotes.org Weekly Roll Call

… still-ongoing one extracting SEIU union dues from home …

Unions in Perpetuity

… union as a result. The SEIU then collects $29 …

March 23, 2012, MichiganVotes.org Weekly Roll Call

… still-ongoing one extracting SEIU union dues from home …

Center Legal Analyst on WJR

Senate votes to end SEIU skim scheme.

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 …

Legal Analyst: 'Monitoring' SEIU

… information about the SEIU scheme, see here

The Economic Opportunity Institute

A progressive think tank. Seventeenth 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 SEIU, funds that according … Project Change.org SEIU Healthcare Michigan Ballot …

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 …

The Edward M. Kennedy Institute

SEIU and the legislative career of Sen. Ted Kennedy. Fifteenth in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report: The … charitable donation from SEIU in 2010. EMKI is in … Institute is among the SEIU's less egregious beneficiaries, …

Jobs with Justice

A national network of local coalitions. Fourteenth in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report: Jobs … Project Change.org SEIU Healthcare Michigan Ballot …

The Center for American Progress Action Fund

Political advocacy, among "other" things. Thirteenth in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report: The … Fund  received $625,345 from SEIU during 2010. Of this … administration. But unlike some SEIU beneficiaries that perform …

Americans United for Change

SEIU gives advocacy group $300,000. Twelfth in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report: Americans … received $300,000 from the SEIU in 2010, all of it designated … Project Change.org SEIU Healthcare Michigan Ballot …

Benenson Strategy Group

A DC public relations firm with a strong partisan tilt. Eleventh in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report: The … recipient of $271,800 from SEIU in 2010. Benenson was … campaign in 2008 . SEIU's choice of Benenson …

Center Analysts Discuss Illegal Unionization

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

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 …

Mackinac Center Video Posted at Breitbart.com

… care aides from an SEIU illegal unionization …

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 …

The Ballot Initiative Strategy Center

‘The progressive community’s only research and capacity-building organization focused solely on the ballot measure process.’ Eighth in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report. The … Project Change.org SEIU Healthcare Michigan

SEIU Healthcare Michigan

A political amoeba. Seventh in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report. SEIU Healthcare Michigan , … a bewildering array of SEIU entities, all of whom partake in …

MCLF Joins Supreme Court Brief

… form of “dues” to the SEIU. Thousands of Michigan … unionization that made them SEIU members, which has funneled …

SEIU Dues Skim Explained

… has funneled to the SEIU. For more information …

Change.org

E-petition site was recipient of SEIU cash. Sixth in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report. Change.org  is … totaling $38,500 from the SEIU. Of this, $22,500 was … organizing expense. The SEIU's support of Change.org, …

The Atlas Project

SEIU beneficiary ‘putting progressives on the path to victory.’ Fifth in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report. The … the Sierra Club. SEIU would appear to be especially …

The Brave New Foundation

Leftist media outlet took in $250,000 from SEIU. Fourth in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report. The … donations. Overall in 2010, SEIU made more than $3.6 …

The Applied Research Center

‘Racial justice think tank’ gets SEIU money. Third in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report. The … not consulting for SEIU, the ARC works on racial …

‘Change that Works’

$4 million SEIU project was unabashedly political. Second in a series.

… Senate to act, the SEIU continues to siphon … going, drawn from the SEIU's 2010 LM-2 report. Change … 2010. On its LM-2 report SEIU categorized its funding … as political.  Many SEIU affiliated groups received …

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 …

Wright Discusses SEIU Scheme

… care workers by the SEIU and how the union has …

SEIU Takes $28M from Medicaid Fund

… been funneled to the SEIU in the form of “dues” …

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 …

SEIU Scheme Leads Detroit Newscast

… administration for the SEIU to organize against, …

Illegal Union Scheme Story Hits National TV

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

Michigan SEIU Story Draws National Attention

Washington Examiner picks up on CapCon story.