Parents of Disabled Children Forced to Pay Union Dues – To a Union They Didn’t Join

Posted on November 21, 2011


Michigan ( – What would you say if you found out someone was taking money – without permission – from medicaid checks meant for disabled children?  Well, it’s happening to thousands of families all over Michigan right now.  This money is being deducted automatically by a state agency and given directly to a union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

Whether they like it or not, these people are classified as state employees because they provide care for their children, who would have otherwise ended up in a nursing home.  Each month, they see a portion of their Medicaid checks siphoned off to a union that provides them with no benefits. One local couple says they’ve tried to get out, but to no avail.  Fox 2’s Andrea Isom talked to them tonight, along with an expert who’s been trying to end this questionable practice for years.

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