LANSING — A prospective ballot proposal called “Keep Home Care Safe” seeks to make the unionization of Michigan‘s home health-care workers part of the state constitution.
These workers are employed by Michigan’s Home Help Program, which has become a controversial dues-producing source for the Service Employees International Union.
The union removed its dues from the Medicaid checks of the Home Help Program participants, resulting in $31 million being taken from disabled residents in this “home health-care dues skim.”
Faced with a new law that could end the “skim,” SEIU is resorting to a ballot proposal. If passed, the proposal would lock the “skim” into the state constitution.