SEIU union collecting dues from parents who are caregivers for their children

In Michigan, the state and the SEIU created a collaborative crime syndicate to bilk care-giving parents of more than $28 million intended to care for disabled children. Nobody is stepping up to take responsibility, and the Mackinac Center for Public Policy says the Republican-controlled state Senate is part of the problem.

  • SEIU works with the state of Michigan creating legislation to allow for home health care workers to be unionized.
  • Ballots go out, only 20 percent are returned. Thanks to the rules and limited media coverage in 2007 everyone is unionized. (Here comes one of those we have to pass the bill to find out what’s in it situations.)
  • Two out of three new, dues-paying members are the parents or family members of the disabled children they are caring for, They do not work for the state. They “work” directly for their children, and in this example, did not even know about the vote or legislation.
  • SEIU takes union dues directly out of Medicare payments, collects more than $28 million* in five years.

From Breitbart’s Big Government, written by Ben Shapiro.

In 2011, the Michigan House voted to stop this scam by stating that receiving government subsidies didn’t make one eligible for a union. That measure has now stalled in the Michigan Senate, thanks to Michigan Republicans. Why don’t they stop the SEIU? Maybe it’s because Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Roger Khan (R-Saginaw) took $5,000 from the SEIU … on the same day the House bill made its way to the Senate.

Michigan isn’t the only state with a problem. Illinois has a similar regime. Connecticut is considering one. This is a brilliant union scam, designed to redistribute taxpayer dollars into the pockets of the unions – and to burn newly-found union members in the process. It must stop now, and it must start with the Michigan Senate Republicans.


* If two out of three are family members taking care of children and not working for the state or a health care provider, but “working” for their own children, about $18.5 million was skimmed directly from these families, with no benefits at all provided to them.

15 replies
  1. stinkfoot
    stinkfoot says:

    Government assisted robbery… at what point does the criminal behavior of a governing body sufficiently compromise their legitimacy to legislate?? I ask this in part because that’s how I see the Malloy administration headed with their “card check” tactics in shoving unionization down the throats of PCAs and daycare providers.
    Laws are supposed to protect citizens against being shaken down for money but when such schemes are being enabled by the lawmakers themselves then citizens are effectively mandated to be victims of crimes and seem to be barred from seeking recourse.

  2. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Indentured servitude.? Loathsome at best.?
    Is it graft or just protection money?
    Whatever happened to the RICO Act??? Oh yeah, waivers….

  3. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    Notice the trend: take money from the government, you become a government employee, subject to the whims of corrupt politicians.? If you will recall, certain contributors to this site repeatedly made the point that church affiliated institutions taking government money were rendered secular, and subsequently found not to be covered by the First Amendment anymore?
    The take home message: take government money, become secular by government fiat, be subject to the will of said government, lose rights.

  4. joe_m
    joe_m says:

    “Government assisted robbery? at what point does the criminal behavior of a governing body sufficiently compromise their legitimacy to legislate?”

    That is the beauty of the government, it does not matter what they do, it’s always “legal”.

    They make the laws!

    They extort, rob?and steal from us all the time. If you object, then there are sufficient laws to put anyone in jail.

  5. JBS
    JBS says:

    “Michigan Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Sen. Roger Khan (R-Saginaw) took $5,000 from the SEIU. . . “ and now he is blocking stopping this scam? Michigan voters should get rid of this turd.?
    Stealing from the needy for the enrichment of the greedy is about as low as I have ever heard. Even for a union, which operates on a continual low. The logic to support their convoluted premise is ludicrous.? So weird that, it is inevitable that our union-loving governor puts the same sick scam into effect here.?
    This is pathetic! Aren’t the people of Michigan angry about this? I am!

  6. Truthseeker
    Truthseeker says:

    Once again, the Goverment-Corporate-Union- Media conglomerate has found a way line their pockets with our money.? Unbelievable!

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      Ripped from the mouths of children, no less.
      Has “do it for the children” mutated into “do it for the unions”?

      • Truthseeker
        Truthseeker says:

        Good one Dimsdale!?? I thinking of a new book titled, “It Takes a Union To Raise a Child.”

  7. Tim-in-Alabama
    Tim-in-Alabama says:

    Those of you complaining about the Stalinist tactics of the SEIU and their enablers just want to keep women from having access to birth control and the transgendered from having access to trangenderification.

  8. JBS
    JBS says:

    Unions suck. In this case, they are sucking money from disabled children.?
    Somewhere at the top of the SEIU is a Union Official, taking home a very fat salary, cars, houses, vacation home, kids in college status in the community and a huge retirement account. All taken from the less fortunate. Most likely a Democrat.
    How low can they go?

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      I don’t think we will ever find out: they keep setting new standards for lowness and corruption, particularly in collusion with a complicit administration.?
      Everything that was falsely said about Bush and oil companies proves to be true with ?bama and the unions.

  9. Linda Mae
    Linda Mae says:

    Next step – card check for federal elections???? Bye bye, secret ballots.? Wonder if the CT gov. will share their mailing list of care givers with those who want to meet and vote the union out of their lives???? They were kind enough to share it with the union.? Perhaps it is now time for health care workers to unite and carry signs at the Capitol – with their kids in tow.? News coverage?? Probably ignored.

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