Politically Driven Unionization Threatens In-Home Care

By David Osborne, Investor’s Business Daily

For 50 years since his muscular dystrophy surfaced, David Smith, of southeastern Pennsylvania, has needed full-time, in-home care. For half that time, his close friend Don Lambrecht has filled that caregiver role, working around the clock to meet Smith’s needs.

SEIU Affiliate’s Revenue Cut in Half After ‘Dues Skim’ Ended

By Jack Spencer, Michigan Capitol Confidential

The union that exploited Michigan’s home-based caregivers for the best part of a decade has seen its revenue tumble since the scheme that enabled the exploitation ended. SEIU Healthcare Michigan reported $5,398,383 in dues and fees in 2014. That’s just 48 percent of the $11,307,314 it reported for 2012, the last full year during which the union’s dues skim was in place.