Steep DeclineOn Dec 30, 2015 Latest updates
In the wake of the Harris v. Quinn case, in which the Supreme Court ruled that caregivers could not be forced to join a union, about 30,000 Midwestern caregivers have left SEIU. This exodus has cost the union millions of dollars in revenues.
Prior to the court’s ruling, SEIU Healthcare Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Kansas said it had about 94,000 members spread across the four states. Only 57,000 of those had signed up as full members, though, according to financial disclosure reports filed with the Labor Department. The remaining 37,000 people, more than one-third, were agency fee payers.
The union’s most recent federal disclosure report, made in July, says it now has 64,000 members overall, a loss of 30,000 people in a single year. It also no longer says it has any agency fee payers.