States Could Help Protect Their Most Vulnerable by Stopping Unions from Skimming Money

May 10, 2018

Perspective By Brett Healy

The following excerpt is from an op-ed originally published in The Hill.

Wisconsin protects its most vulnerable, but in 11 other states, those needing in-home-care aren’t so lucky.

In those states, home caregivers — many of whom are looking after loved ones in their own homes —  may be trapped into paying unions dues thanks to union-backed laws classifying them as government workers.

Fortunately, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) has taken notice, demanding answers about this “dues skim” in an April 30 letter to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

These home caregivers are considered public employees simply because they receive support through the taxpayer-funded Medicaid program, and unions have organized them through dubious elections.

Read the whole thing at The Hill here.