LANSING — The Service Employees International Union‘s 2011 disclosure report did not mention it paid $12,000 to a dummy employer so the union could continue skimming home health-care dues.
The union has taken more than $30 million that could have benefited homebound residents in Michigan.
“Not reporting income or expenditures on union finances is very serious,” said Vincent Vernuccio, director of labor policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. “Workers forced to pay labor organizations simply to keep their jobs and taxpayers compelled to subsidize them have a right to know where the money comes from and where it goes. Failure to report can result in criminal penalties for responsible union officers.”