Wednesday, April 30, 2014

After Right-To-Work, 80% of Mich. Health-Care Workers Desert Union

The Daily Caller reports:
Having won the right to decide for themselves whether to join unions, Michigan workers are opting to desert an organization that many never wanted to join in the first place: the SEIU.

Michigan voters put an end to forced unionization by approving right-to-work in the 2012 election. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder also signed a bill that ended a fraudulent dues-skimming scheme, perpetrated by the SEIU, which had allowed the union to collect $34 million in mandatory dues out of the Medicaid checks of unknowing home-based caregivers.

No longer obligated to pay money to the SEIU, 80 percent of home-based caregivers have left the union, according to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

Imagine that.