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.

Wolf forces home care workers to unionize

By David R. Osborne, pottsmerc.com

Don Lambrecht, a Phoenixville home health-care attendant, has spent his days and nights for the past 25 years helping his friend Dave Smith make the best of an extraordinarily difficult situation. Muscular dystrophy has confined Smith, age 60, to a wheelchair since the age of 11. Lambrecht stepped in to become Smith’s arms and legs, and they’ve developed a close friendship despite these trying circumstances.