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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 …

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

… 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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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: 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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Spring 2014 Edition

… Justice System SEIU Fined Almost $200,000 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Winter 2013 Edition

… In Michigan SEIU Under Investigation …

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 …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Fall 2013 Edition

… Anti-Republican Rant SEIU Under Investigation …

Legal Foundation Defends Clients Caught in a Catch-22

Home-based caregivers caught in the middle.

Courage, Conviction Help Take Down Forced Unionization Schemes

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

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 …

Capitol Protesters Fined $500 Each For Trying To Storm Senate Chamber

Most of arrested right-to-work protesters had SEIU 'dues skim' connections

… people with ties to the SEIU Healthcare Michigan, … plea agreement, the SEIU Healthcare Michigan … has not been tied to SEIU Healthcare Michigan. One … Kersting, the son of SEIU Healthcare Michigan …

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 …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Summer 2013 Edition

… Wobbly on Obamacare SEIU Lays Out Plan to Try …

Government Entities Stymie FOIA Requests To Hide Information

Michigan Legislators pushing for change

… stories. Exposing the SEIU “ dues skim ,” where …

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 …

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? …

SEIU Lays Out Plan to Try and Continue 'Dues Skim'

Union blames 'right-wing forces' for end of scheme that locked 45K workers into the SEIU

… in. Only this time the SEIU Healthcare Michigan, … Capitol Confidential, the SEIU Healthcare Michigan … would potentially give SEIU Healthcare Michigan … union officer election SEIU Healthcare Michigan had …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Spring 2013 Edition

… Right-to-Work SEIU ‘Skim Tracker’ Stops …

Confirmed: The SEIU 'Dues Skim' Finally Ends

Home-based caregivers no longer losing money to union

… the contract with the SEIU and, in turn, stopped … reality." The SEIU, however, took $34,416,335.21 … tracking the money the SEIU took.  In the meantime, … dues-paying members, the SEIU targeted the Medicaid …

SEIU Election Legitimacy Questioned by Some Union Members

Union president's decision to allow mail-in votes to outgoing home-based caregivers upset some members

… potential legal action, the SEIU Healthcare Michigan … were forced into the SEIU in 2005 after a mail-in … proposal pushed by the SEIU to lock the scheme into … significant because the SEIU Healthcare Michigan …

SEIU 'Skim Tracker' Stops Ticking

After seven years and more than $34 million taken from home-based caregivers, union contract officially ends

The SEIU " skim tracker " has … are the checks the SEIU was taken money from. … of the scheme, the SEIU took more than $34 million, … Confidential Coverage of the SEIU 'Dues Skim' Voters …

SEIU 'Dues Skim' and U-M Research Assistant Bills Brought On Proposal 2

Issues brought to the forefront by the Mackinac Center cited by UAW President as reasons for ballot proposal

… International Union (SEIU) targeted Michigan's … institutions. The SEIU pulled off the dues … caregivers have had SEIU dues deducted from their … That failed when the SEIU gave the dummy employer …

UAW President Bob King Admits Proposal 2 Was About Right-to-Work

… into a union by the SEIU. The Mackinac Center …

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

… for good. The SEIU and related unions appear …

SEIU Election Battle Hinges On Home-Based Caregivers

Union member: 'I was born in the Mideast ... I've never seen an election that was messed up like this'

… is approaching for SEIU Healthcare Michigan, … caregivers. But even as the SEIU "dues-skim" nears an … is at issue. Current SEIU Healthcare Michigan … Muskegon, is no longer in SEIU Healthcare Michigan. …

SEIU 'Dues Skim' Finally Grinding To A Halt

… union. To date, the SEIU has taken more than $34 … not beholden to the SEIU. Haveman pointed … that the contract with SEIU Healthcare Michigan … only questions the SEIU attorneys have brought …

Most of the Arrested Anti-Right-to-Work Protesters Have SEIU 'Dues Skim' Connections

Son of SEIU Healthcare Michigan president one of those facing charges

… affiliated with the SEIU Healthcare Michigan … Kersting, is the son of SEIU Healthcare Michigan … Faville. Kersting's current status at SEIU Healthcare Michigan … International Union (SEIU) affiliate a while back …

The Public Employee Union Problem

… left-wing groups. The SEIU, AFL-CIO and United … to pay money to the SEIU. The " dues skim " … a union subsidiary of the SEIU pushed GOP Senators …

SEIU 'Dues Skim' Days Are Numbered

Work to get caregivers their money back continues

… contract upon which the SEIU " Dues Skim " is based … stop." In 2005, the SEIU perpetrated a forced … scheme has enriched SEIU coffers by more than … dummy employer the SEIU used to facilitate its …

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 …

Connecticut Now Struggling With Caregiver Unionization Efforts

SEIU loss in Michigan not stopping the union

… seven years after the SEIU used a mail-in election … of that scheme, the SEIU has taken nearly $33 … Medicaid checks. The SEIU convinced home-based … coverage. In Michigan, the SEIU’s scheme took place …

Unions, Government Entities Team Up to Keep Information From Citizens

… stories. Exposing the SEIU “ dues skim ,” where …

Families Forced Into SEIU Scheme Relieved and Thankful After Proposal 4 Defeat

Robert Haynes: 'It took ordinary people like us to bring attention to what was really happening.'

… Tuesday rejected the SEIU's plan to continue the … like what they (the SEIU) wanted to do would … thought what the union (SEIU) had been doing was … since 1981.  The SEIU's scheme took a percentage …

An End Finally in Sight for the SEIU Dues Skim

Voters overwhelmingly reject the forced unionization scheme

… Michigan. But the SEIU's scheme should now … stop." Since 2005, the SEIU has taken more than … rubber stamp for the SEIU. The primary impact … governor replacing the SEIU-friendly board members, …

All Five Constitutional Amendments Soundly Defeated

Emergency manager law repealed

… would have allowed the SEIU to continue taking $6 … issue here, but the SEIU chose to attach them …

Voters Reject Special Interest Power Plays

Proposals 2-6 soundly defeated

… was Proposal 4, the SEIU scheme that allowed … agreement between the SEIU and Michigan Quality … February. The SEIU has taken more than … non-profit organization, the SEIU reportedly spent more …

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 …

Commentary: Proposal 4 Excludes Caregivers From Getting State Employee Benefits

SEIU wants forced unionization locked into state constitution but only to take money from caregivers

… amendment that the SEIU and its followers wrote … the purpose of the SEIU taking money from them. … employees enjoy. The SEIU will not bargain on … simple. Since 2005, the SEIU has taken more than …

Not Much Mystery Behind $9 Million Raised for Prop 4

Proposal 4 supporters expect voters to believe that the union is spending $9,593 per name for a registry

… Proposal 4.  The SEIU is trying to stay out … forced into the union. The SEIU wants the scheme to … essential. "If the SEIU is bankrolling this, … constitution. The SEIU orchestrated the forced …

MICHIGAN CAPITOL CONFIDENTIAL

Fall 2012 Edition

… Home-Based Caregivers SEIU Dues Skim All About …

Union Electrician and Wife: 'The SEIU Never Did Anything For Us'

Milliron family says they don't think the SEIU should be able to lock its forced unionization into the state constitution

… orchestrated by the SEIU when Jennifer Granholm … did,” she said. “The SEIU never did anything for … was forced into the SEIU in 2006 and for two … information from the SEIU after the mail-in election.  “But …

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 …

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 …