Why Fast Food Workers Should Really Protest – Via NetRightDaily

Today’s article brought to you by Americans for Limited Government’s NetRightDaily blog. By David Bozeman. Originally published Dec. 6, 2013.

Fast food workers, prodded on by a top down effort by union organizers, yesterday protested in many locations demanding a minimum wage of at least $15 an hour and, of course, union representation, among other demands.  Kendall Fells, representing the SEIU-backed Fast Food Forward, immediately cited industry profits to justify his group’s demands.

How revealing that the first remark out of his mouth was the left’s most timeworn cliché.  How sadder still is the economic morale five years into the era of transformation, good will, “stimulus,” hope and change.

Nothing written here is meant to disparage those fast food workers who do indeed struggle between paychecks.  But the pay and preponderance of entry-level service jobs is not the weight on American prosperity, it is the lack of higher-paying positions, many lost in the Great Recession that have not been replaced.

Among other factors, the American economy is saddled with leadership that remains hostile to job creation.  The Obama Administration’s “you didn’t build that” mentality both reflects and eggs on a seething hostility to “evil” corporations and those “lucky” enough to have sustained small business ownership.  Simply, why should businesses invest under conditions hostile not only to their growth but sometimes to their very existence (for instance, the energy producers and the health insurance industry)?

Fortunately, fast food work, even today, is still a transitory means of employment, a field mostly of teenagers, college students and those needing just part-time wages.  Rather than a sentence, a stint at McDonald’s offers pay, experience and a step up.  Those who have to settle for fast food work to support themselves and their families deserve a free and competitive job market.  But, policy aside, what is most heartbreakingly absent today, what those fast food workers need in large doses, is hope.

Read more here: http://netrightdaily.com/2013/12/fast-food-workers-really-protest/ 

Today’s article brought to you by Americans for Limited Government’s NetRightDaily blog. By David Bozeman. Originally published Dec. 6, 2013. Fast food workers, prodded on by a top down effort by union organizers, yesterday protested in many locations demanding a minimum wage of at least $15 an hour and, of course, union representation, among other demands.  […]

Thankless SEIU 32BJ Members Strike Airports for Thanksgiving Flights

SEIU Local 32BJ led a Thanksgiving-timed poverty wage strike at LaGuardia Airport, precipitating Fort Lauderdale, Philadelphia, Boston, JFK, and Newark strikes

Via SEIU 32BJ, striking union members may be a common sight at airports across the country this Thanksgiving.

Via SEIU 32BJ, striking union members may be a common sight at airports across the country this Thanksgiving.

As Americans across the country gather with friends and family for Thanksgiving, one thing will definitely not be on the list of things they’re grateful for: delays at the airport. However, that’s exactly what the SEIU Local 32BJ will be leaving them with at major air terminals across the country. Starting with LaGuardia Airport, SEIU members are protesting what they see as “poverty wages:”

On Tuesday, Nov. 12, as Americans were about to enter the busy holiday travel season, New York Area airport service workers gathered at LaGuardia Airport to call attention to the prevalence of poverty wages and poor working conditions that they say are creating a crisis for workers and the traveling public at the airports.

And the SEIU will not be stopping at disrupting air travel at one airport. As they say in the infomercials, “but wait, there’s more:”

Attention now turns to airports like the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), Philadelphia International Airport, Boston’s Logan Airport, the John F. Kennedy International Airport, LaGuardia Airport in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport, where airport workers are also demanding higher standards for wages and benefits.

The SEIU is continuing their fascinating tactic of “we hate you, so join us”- causing headaches, delays and potential missed flights for thousands of Americans who only want to see their families. Despite it’s more recent prevalence, this tactic has been seen to fail across the country, as union membership continues to decline for the SEIU and their approval ratings continue to plummet.

Particularly fascinating from the SEIU article is the evidence they cite for their “poverty wages.” The UC Berkeley Labor Center report they cite says that “average hourly real wages across both directly-hired and outsourced workers declined by 45 percent, from over $19 an hour to $10.60 (in 2012 dollars).” This is still above the $10.10 minimum wage the SEIU was pushing for just 5 months ago- which we’ve already explained would do irreparable harm to workers. Apparently even the $10.10 the SEIU previously advocated counts as a “poverty wage” now.

The SEIU also makes the incredulous claim that their jobs are being done more poorly because of their “poverty wages.” Ben Shapiro at Breitbart easily deflates this claim, citing a Airline Quality Ratings report claiming a continued improvement in performance over the last 4 years. This proves the only thing standing between employees and good customer service is the SEIU.

The fact the SEIU continues their tactic of punishing the population for perceived punitive pay by their employers proves their tone-deafness. These tactics, far from endearing potential support, only further demonstrates their incompetence and disconnect with reality. The SEIU thinks that their bad behavior will reflect poorly on their employers, not themselves. But as public opinion and membership rates show, the egg is ending up only on their own faces.

SEIU Local 32BJ led a Thanksgiving-timed poverty wage strike at LaGuardia Airport, precipitating Fort Lauderdale, Philadelphia, Boston, JFK, and Newark strikes Via SEIU 32BJ, striking union members may be a common sight at airports across the country this Thanksgiving. As Americans across the country gather with friends and family for Thanksgiving, one thing will definitely […]

SEIU Treasurer Secretary: Illegal Immigrants Driving Policy

Eliseo Medina, International Treasurer/Secretary for Service Employees International Union says illegal immigrant SEIU members pushing immigration reform policyEliseo-Medina- International-Treasurer-Secretary-Service-Employees-International-Union-SEIU

In recent years the SEIU has not been subtle about their position on immigration, even going so far as to spend hundreds of thousands in dues money calling for paths to citizenship for illegal immigrants. However, recent comments by SEIU’s International Treasurer-Secretary put the SEIU’s position far more bluntly.

In an interview with Breitbart News editor Lee Stranahan at a Bakersfield, California rally, Eliseo Medina indicated the SEIU knows they have “several” illegal immigrants working for them- but that’s not their concern. In Medina’s own words:

“…the country needed comprehensive immigration reform because workers who are in the country illegally fear legal consequences of being arrested or deported when they go to work.”

Watch the video:

Medina’s acknowledgement of lawbreakers without any condemnation of their actions shows blatant disregard for the laws of the country. The SEIU seems not only complacent in wanton lawbreaking as a course of action, but also directed by those lawbreakers to push policy change.

It’s not a surprise that Medina acknowledges the illegal immigrant faction of their membership. But as we’ve stated before, there is another factor at play here as well, one far more cynical:

[The SEIU] can more easily recruit dues-paying members. Immigrants can represent an easier target for unions like the SEIU to prey upon, as they know less about the union or appropriate working conditions most employers offer. The SEIU is much more concerned with the opportunities that immigrants can bring to their coffers rather than what happens to their existing union members.

An increase in cheap labor would ordinarily be a death-knell for a union-unless they had a way of recruiting them to the union directly. The SEIU’s efforts to shift policy towards increased immigration legalization make more sense as a cynical ploy to increase membership. This only makes sense, given the context of their other schemes, that again, the SEIU is only out for themselves here.

Eliseo Medina, International Treasurer/Secretary for Service Employees International Union says illegal immigrant SEIU members pushing immigration reform policy In recent years the SEIU has not been subtle about their position on immigration, even going so far as to spend hundreds of thousands in dues money calling for paths to citizenship for illegal immigrants. However, recent […]

SEIU Caught Muscling In on Disneyland Resort Workers Local 50 Union

Is the Service Employees International Union trying to take over Mickey Mouse’s turf? Local 50 Culinary Workers called the police on the SEIU after a standoff.

The SEIU has a new target in their crosshairs- the Local 50 Service Workers Union for the Anaheim, California Disneyland Resort. And this time, they’re not taking no for an answer

A flyer distributed by Local 50 accuses the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) of attempting to take over the facility as well as bank account funds.
The finger was pointed at Edgar Romney of Workers United, an SEIU affiliate, who allegedly came to the 527 S. Harbor Blvd. office of Local 50 demanding the keys to the building as well as the names and personal information of union members so that they could be contacted. Alongside SEIU supporters, he was met by Sandi Eckland and other Local 50 executive board members who denied them access to all that was being demanded.
The Anaheim Police Department was even called to intervene in the standoff.

This kind of brute force intimidation tactic is unfortunately not uncommon with the SEIU. However it probably came as a shock to the members of the Local 50 Food Service Workers. They claim on their flyer that they are disaffiliated with the SEIU and Workers United, and have been since 2004.

See the flyer below (click to expand):

Anaheim Local 50 SEIU Invasion Flyer

According to the Local 50’s Facebook page, Workers United/SEIU followed up the disaffiliation by trying to get Disneyland Resort to continue to recognize their leadership. That effort failed. Unfortunately, that didn’t stop SEIU goons from showing up and flyering, trying to sow seeds of discontent and misinformation.

Now, the Local 50 is fighting back, filing a lawsuit for violations of the LMRDA (The Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959). The charges were for Recission; Breach of the Contract of Good Faith and Fair Dealing as well as Declaratory and Injunctive Relief. Their statement is below:

Local 50 has filed a lawsuit against SEIU/Workers United to defend our rights to disaffiliate and to retain our assets. Only after we exercised our rights, did SEIU/WU try and “trustee” our local. They accused us of financial malpractice because we continued to pay for Sandi and Jason to represent you with your dues money. They also accused of financial malpractice for paying for the lawsuit to enforce our rights. We will continue to represent you and fight for you despite their lies and slanderous statements.

Local 50 Food Service Workers are to be commended for standing up for their rights as a separate union, despite facing intimidation. The SEIU is a formidable foe, and has been known to continue a fight beyond reasonability.

The SEIU Monitor will continue to monitor this story and bring you the latest updates.

Is the Service Employees International Union trying to take over Mickey Mouse’s turf? Local 50 Culinary Workers called the police on the SEIU after a standoff. The SEIU has a new target in their crosshairs- the Local 50 Service Workers Union for the Anaheim, California Disneyland Resort. And this time, they’re not taking no for […]

Prime Healthcare Services Fights, Wins Against NLRB and SEIU

After failing to win a propaganda campaign, the SEIU took their case to the NLRB and won. Now Prime Healthcare is ignoring the NLRB.

Prime Healthcare Services Defies SEIU and NLRB

It’s the usual story most employers face, but with an unexpected ending. The Service Employees International Union shows up, makes demands, and throws a tantrum when they don’t get what they want. Either the employer gives up on account of the bad public relations, or they fight back, usually in the courts. Then it’s up to the labor judges to decide their fate, and recently, the courts have been deciding increasingly in favor of the unions.

So when Prime Healthcare Services, a chain with 21 hospitals in California, refused to comply with demands by the SEIU, one could reasonably expect that the results would not go well for them. And sure enough, the SEIU mounted a bad publicity campaign that would have destroyed a lesser company, accusing the hospital of infecting patients with blood diseases:

About a year ago, the union mounted a propaganda campaign against Prime Healthcare Services because the hospital chain rejected its demands for a “quickie” election for SEIU members… union bosses threatened to accuse the company of hiding proof that Medicare patients were being infected with serious blood diseases. The union knew the Medicare data in question were based on the condition of patients upon admittance rather than reflecting the quality of care. Still, they used the tactic to increase pressure on Prime Healthcare. It didn’t work.

This is par for the course for the SEIU- create false statements about the employer, hoping the employer blinks first. Related: Read more about the SEIU’s dirty tricks here. However, as many of our articles prove, the SEIU is not good at taking “no” for an answer, and often resort to hiding behind the courts to do their dirty work.

Fortunately for the SEIU, the NLRB has been very pro-union under Obama. Unfortunately for the SEIU, the D.C. Circuit has ruled that Obama’s nominations to the NLRB were unconstitutional, rendering many of the cases void, leading to a humorous exchange between the SEIU and Prime Healthcare Services:

In response, Harland sent a letter to the hospital in January, insisting that it comply with the recent NLRB ruling. “I assume that you must employ at least one lawyer who knows how to read,” Harland wrote in a letter he shared with Reuters. “If you had bothered to consult with any first year Labor Law student, you would have learned that on December 12, 2012, the National Labor Relations Board issued a significant ruling, which overruled 50 years of bad law concerning the unilateral cancellation of dues check-off post contract expiration.” Schottmiller responded with a one-line email on Friday that read, “We hope your next letters are more professional and mature.” She attached a copy of the D.C. Circuit’s decision.

This exchange epitomizes the SEIU’s flippant disrespect for management, as well as their ignorance and disregard for the law. The latter isn’t surprising, given the SEIU’s endorsement of the NLRB’s continued flouting of the law, even when it would advantage them. However it is the attitude behind the former that creates the continued problems the SEIU faces, as they continue to lose support across the country and create more and more opposition for themselves.

Prime Healthcare Services’ actions may encourage more employers to take a stand against the unconstitutional NLRB, and the SEIU won’t be able to do anything to stop them.

After failing to win a propaganda campaign, the SEIU took their case to the NLRB and won. Now Prime Healthcare is ignoring the NLRB. It’s the usual story most employers face, but with an unexpected ending. The Service Employees International Union shows up, makes demands, and throws a tantrum when they don’t get what they […]

SEIU’s Ridiculous Claim- Wendy’s CEO “Takes Home $16.5 Billion”

On November 29, the SEIU sent out an email to their members from a “Joshua Williams, Fast Food Worker” advocating for unionization of fast food companies, showcasing a worker engaging in class war:

Last year, the CEO of Wendy’s took home $16.5 billion dollars while I barely scraped by on $16,000. Like so many of my fellow fast food workers who work long hours at my store, I struggle to earn the money I need to pay for my rent, food, clothing, housing, student loans and childcare for my 7-month-old son Jayvon.

Today, my coworkers and I are fighting for our rights and to end that constant struggle. We’re striking for a livable wage of $15/hour and our right to form a union. But we need your help.

If you think it’s a little odd that a fast food CEO could be taking home $16.5 billion dollars in a year, you’re right- that amount would immediately make the CEO of Wendy’s the 19th richest person in the world, kicking off Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who is worth only a paltry $15.9 billion. Clearly, the SEIU’s claims are demonstrably false.

But in case you think this was a mere typo and the SEIU meant “millions” instead of “billions”, Warner Todd Huston points out that even $16.5 million is a stretch

In the Forbes list of American CEOs, the current Wendy’s chief, Emily J. Brolick, is listed with a salary of $338,462 annually and a total compensation package of $4.6 million. Not even a tiny bit close to the lie that the SEIU tried to pass off on its members and potential members…
Brolick has only been onboard for a short time, so maybe “Joshua Williams” meant the previous CEO? Well, let’s look.
Former Wendy’s CEO Roland Smith left the company in 2011. Before he did he “took home” slightly less than $16.5 billion. Instead, Mr. Smith “took home” a $11.4 million in severance pay. In 2010 he made a paltry $4.9 million.

So a minor exaggeration to round into $16.5 million, and a very large exaggeration to turn that million into a billion. And that’s the point- the SEIU is not shy to over-exaggerate their case to make their cause seem more legitimate. The SEIU certainly isn’t shy about paying people to protest for their causes- why wouldn’t they stretch the truth here?

Most importantly, the SEIU is stretching the truth to make their case for the minimum wage and unionization. They’re advocating for a mandate to increase wages as they have done before when asking for an increase in the federal minimum wage. As we’ve covered before, increasing the minimum wage would be a disaster specifically for those who they say they’re trying to help.

The SEIU needs to be honest with itself and its members and stop stretching the truth. It also needs to stop fighting for shortsighted raises which may kill jobs rather than helping people. While it is a noble effort to advocate for struggling families, mandated changes can kill jobs and increase unemployment, particularly in this economy.

All the increased wages and benefits in the world mean nothing if you can’t find a job to receive them with, and the SEIU’s stretched half-truths makes poor consolation.

On November 29, the SEIU sent out an email to their members from a “Joshua Williams, Fast Food Worker” advocating for unionization of fast food companies, showcasing a worker engaging in class war: Last year, the CEO of Wendy’s took home $16.5 billion dollars while I barely scraped by on $16,000. Like so many of […]

NLRB Wants Alleged SEIU Nursing Home Saboteurs Reinstated

The National Labor Relations Board is requesting that striking SEIU District 1199 members, including some who allegedly sabotaged Connecticut nursing home center HealthBridge, be returned to work:

The NLRB, which is responsible for enforcing workers’ rights, is asking U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny to force HealthBridge to take back nearly 700 striking workers. The workers walked out in July after the company unilaterally cut benefits and terminated the pension while increasing wages 2.2 percent.

These are the same striking SEIU members who left a trail of carnage among their elderly patients as they left their work to strike against the nursing home center. According to Healthbridge, the SEIU’s sabotage was dangerous and would potentially endanger patients:

SEIU District 1199 employees committed “multiple illegal and dangerous acts against Center residents.”
…The director of the facility in Newington, Conn., told police that “the name tags on the patients’ doors for the Alzheimer’s ward were mixed up. The photos attached to the medical records for these patients were removed, further complicating, but not making impossible, the identification of the patients. Also, dietary blue stickers affixed to the door name tags were removed.” Some medical equipment also went missing.

If true, the SEIU has seriously crossed a line here. With the wrong dietary information, patients could be prescribed medication or given food which could seriously harm or kill them. With their actions, SEIU members have put the lives of the elderly in jeopardy because of a labor dispute. This is beyond the pale.

At a bare minimum, it is irresponsible for the NLRB to advocate putting SEIU members back on the job after they have directly jeopardized the lives of those they were entrusted to protect. The SEIU’s behavior is reprehensible, and time will tell whether those who took part in the actions will see justice for their actions.

The SEIU needs to take a stand against those actions, and attempt to make sure those who took part are brought to justice. If they do not, they can be seen as accomplices to the crimes, and readers would be well advised to make sure none of their loved ones are in SEIU-run nursing homes lest this situation repeats itself.

The National Labor Relations Board is requesting that striking SEIU District 1199 members, including some who allegedly sabotaged Connecticut nursing home center HealthBridge, be returned to work: The NLRB, which is responsible for enforcing workers’ rights, is asking U.S. District Judge Robert Chatigny to force HealthBridge to take back nearly 700 striking workers. The workers […]

Guest Post: SEIU marchers closing down Los Angeles International Airport should be arrested

By Rick Manning, NetRightDaily.com

The City of Los Angeles should arrest any person who blocks traffic without delay. If these Service Employee International Union (SEIU) occupiers are allowed to arbitrarily disrupt the City of Los Angeles without interference, they will be encouraged to engage in further, even more disruptive temper tantrums when they don’t get their way. Mayor Villaraigosa has a responsibility to the entire City of Los Angeles to order the arrest of anyone who blocks LAX traffic in this unlawful protest. If the Mayor’s office has permitted the protest, then the City should be liable for reimbursing the costs for every person who misses their flight as a result of this action. See more to view the video and description of these protests:

From Breitbart.com:

Ready to fly out of Los Angeles today to get to your family before Thanksgiving? Not so fast. Los Angeles’ labor unions have decided to protest on Thanksgiving Eve – one of the busiest travel days of the year – to snarl traffic around Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). President Obama’s favorite union, the Service Employees International Union, is spearheading the obnoxious effort; it’s supposed to last from 11 a.m to 4 p.m., virtually the entire day. The LAPD says that travellers should arrive 90 minutes earlier than usual. LAX already advises people to arrive two hours in advance.

What exactly is SEIU protesting for? They say that an airport contract is breaking the city law on living wages – which, of course, is nonsense, since that would be prosecutable. They also say that the contractor has eliminated “affordable healthcare” for over 400 workers. Which is, again, bull. After all, can’t the SEIU just rely on Obamacare?

Leave it to the unions to ruin Thanksgiving. They’ve ruined every other day of the year.

By Rick Manning, NetRightDaily.com The City of Los Angeles should arrest any person who blocks traffic without delay. If these Service Employee International Union (SEIU) occupiers are allowed to arbitrarily disrupt the City of Los Angeles without interference, they will be encouraged to engage in further, even more disruptive temper tantrums when they don’t get […]

SEIU Member Admits Union Used Measure M as Bargaining Chip

Kary Lynch, a SEIU-UHW union steward, has stepped forward admitting that “Measure M,” a class-warfare style measure to cap executive salaries at a district council, was merely used as a bargaining chip used to pressure the board to allow, among other things,  a no-cost premium health plan for the employees.

When asked, Kary Lynch was refreshingly honest about the SEIU’s tactics:

Suprisingly enough, Kary Lynch — a psychiatric technician and union official for the SEIU-UHW — said that Measure M originally was intended only to influence the outcome of labor contract talks with El Camino.

Lynch said, “Truthfully, the measure was initially proposed as a bargaining chip in the negotiating process,” adding, “We picked salaries because it was something that resonated with the voters.”

The SEIU leadership were quick to disavow his statement, saying that he was not an official spokesman, even though Lynch had often spoken to newspapers on behalf of the union. They issued a statement undermining Lynch as a spokesman. To understand why the SEIU responded so vehemently, some history is in order:

That dispute began in 2010 when the hospital board imposed a contract on hospital workers. The biggest sticking point in that contract was the elimination of a free health care plan. In May of 2012 Measure M qualified to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot, thanks in large part to a push from the SEIU-UHW who sent people out into the community to gather signatures for the initiative.

In the early stages of Measure M, Lynch and others in support of the initiative said the salary cap was about creating parity between the top administrators and the most entry level workers at the hospital.

In September it was announced that the SEIU-UHW had reached an agreement with the hospital on a new contract that restored the free health care plan option.

But as the Nov. 6 election drew near, campaign reports reviewed by Voice showed that the SEIU-UHW had spent no money promoting the measure.

What is particularly poignant was that after the SEIU-UHW got a new contract, their support for Measure M dropped to zero. When asked about it, the official reply was that “priorities shifted”- but that doesn’t tell the whole story. Lynch’s refreshing honesty- saying that the measure was a bargaining chip- exposes the real nature of the SEIU at large.

Far from being an isolated case, this seems to be the modus operandi for the SEIU- when the management of a company denies the union some kind of benefit, the SEIU turns out in full force to attack the company leadership and even the company brand until management gives in. Rather than promoting their cause and advocating for the benefits they think are necessary, they use any kind of attack they can find to attack the company and its leaders until they get what they want. We call it the “We hate you- so join us” theory of union organizing.

Related: Read the SEIU’s Secret Employer Intimidation Manual!

This is a bad move for the SEIU. By focusing on sticks instead of carrots, they hurt businesses who would otherwise be more amenable to their cause. When unemployment is hurting record numbers, the SEIU should be focused on making friends, not enemies.

Kary Lynch, a SEIU-UHW union steward, has stepped forward admitting that “Measure M,” a class-warfare style measure to cap executive salaries at a district council, was merely used as a bargaining chip used to pressure the board to allow, among other things,  a no-cost premium health plan for the employees. When asked, Kary Lynch was […]

Michigan Caregivers Win Against Proposal 4 and Forced SEIU Dues

As frequent visitors of this site know, we have been focused like a hawk on Michigan’s Proposal 4- the SEIU’s heavy-handed attempt to unionize all home caregivers in the state of Michigan, often parents of adult children with disabilities.In one overwhelmingly positive election result, the SEIU’s Proposal 4 has been defeated, and by a wide margin- winning almost every single county and by a margin of over 500,000 votes. Now, the SEIU’s contract will end in February and not be renewed. This is great news for families directly impacted by the dues skim- families like the Glossop family, who rely on the checks to help defray the costs of home healthcare:

Steven Glossop provides care for his mother, Linda, who lives with medical complications following heart surgery and a stroke. Through the Home Help Program, Glossop receives a monthly Medicaid check to help defray the costs involved with the home care.

“I think the fact that this (Proposal 4) was defeated is terrific,” Glossop said. “Especially after they (the SEIU) had all of those ads on TV that made it look like something good. It’s just great to know that the people of Michigan don’t believe everything they see in commercials like those. At some point, they began to understand that if something looks too good, you need to look closer and find out more about it.”

Unfortunately, until that time comes, the SEIU will still be making money off of these families- by current publication count, the SEIU has skimmed just under $33,000,000 from them. They will continue to collect this money until February 25, 2013, driving that sum even higher.

The SEIU spent tons of money to promote Proposal 4- and the Michigan voters proved themselves to be smarter than their advertising. It is clear that despite SEIU’s best efforts, the people of Michigan have rejected their attempts to force unionization on home caregivers who neither want nor need the SEIU’s intrusion and involuntary dues.

To make things right, the SEIU should be paying back the families whose money they took without their permission. Rather than spending more money to take money out of the hands of those who need help the most, they should be returning the money to those who may have had to go without the money they had previously come to expect to help take care of those with disabilities.

For the SEIU to not only take that money out of the hands of the disabled, but to then use that money to prevent them from ever getting it back, is beyond reproach. Unfortunately, we can only expect to see this issue resurface elsewhere- from the SEIU’s previous efforts to double down on dues skimming, they do not give up easily.

As frequent visitors of this site know, we have been focused like a hawk on Michigan’s Proposal 4- the SEIU’s heavy-handed attempt to unionize all home caregivers in the state of Michigan, often parents of adult children with disabilities.In one overwhelmingly positive election result, the SEIU’s Proposal 4 has been defeated, and by a wide […]