In Michigan, if you receive Medicaid benefits for your child, you owe $30 a month dues to SEIU. Why? In 2006 parents of children receiving this aid were classified caregivers and as such, by default, public employees making them automatically members of the union and requiring them to pay union dues to SEIU. Talk about Medicaid Fraud!
In 2006, then Governor Granholm reached this agreement with the union resulting in $6 million or more in additional monies into the union's coffers. In 2010 she also declared that in-home daycare providers were state employees and therefore also required to pay dues. The 2010 decision has since been overturned but the state senate is blocking the overturning of the 2006 requirement.
I expect that soon some "progressive" legislator will declare that Social Security recipients are effectively government employees and required to pay dues.
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