Posted by Hyscience
November 16, 2011
Yet another example of politicians (almost always Democrats) and labor unions playing the game of “‘pay for play’ and ‘play for pay'” … this time its the state taking taxpayer money intended to help parents take care of their cerebral palsy-stricken son and daughter – and giving it to the SEIU:
Michigan’s “forced unionization” is not only taking money away from home health care workers, it’s taking dollars out of the pockets of parents of the afflicted as well.
Meanwhile, campaign records show that the lawmakers who seem to be helping keep the “forced unionization” alive got money from the union that benefits from the situation. The records also show his campaign received thousands of dollars from within the health care industry, including from sources believed to be supporters of the forced unionization.
Robert Haynes and his wife, Patricia, take care of their cerebral palsy-stricken son and daughter in their Macomb Township home. Taxpayers help out with monthly checks to the Haynes family. The checks, which are sent by the state, allow them to keep their son and daughter at home instead of having them institutionalized.
But some of the taxpayer dollars that are supposed to go to the Haynes family are being siphoned off. The state takes a $30 monthly deduction from the checks and sends it to the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). This deduction is the result of the forced unionization of home health care workers that came about in a deal between unions and politicians in Lansing.
Read more here.
Among the lawmakers that have worked behind the scene to keep forced unionization of home health care workers in place (allowing the SEIU to siphon off Medicaid payments from disabled non-members) is oneRepublican – a RINO) senator named Roger Kahn – Saginaw Township:
As the piece goes on to note, two separate forced unionizations took place on (Democrat) Gov. Jennifer Granholm’s watch. Both involved the creation of dummy employers and statewide union elections that were kept secret from the news media. It was believed the “forced unionization” would end when Gov. Granholm left office. However, in spite of efforts by the state Legislature to put an end to them, the deductions haven’t stopped.