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    Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike

    Published June 21, 2012


    The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that unions must give nonmembers an immediate chance to object to unexpected fee increases or special assessments that all workers are required to pay in closed-shop situations.

    The court ruled for Dianne Knox and other nonmembers of the Service Employees International Union's Local 1000, who wanted to object and opt out of a $12 million special assessment the union required from its California public sector members for political campaigning. Knox and others said the union did not give them a legally required notice that the increase was coming.

    The union, and the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, said the annual notice that the union gives was sufficient. The high court disagreed in a 7-2 judgment written by Justice Samuel Alito.

    "When a public-sector union imposes a special assessment or dues increase, the union must provide a fresh ... notice and may not exact any funds from nonmembers without their affirmative consent," Alito said.

    Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg agreed with the judgment but wrote their own opinion. "When a public-sector union imposes a special assessment intended to fund solely political lobbying efforts, the First Amendment requires that the union provide non-members an opportunity to opt out of the contribution of funds," Sotomayor wrote.

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    Read more: Supreme Court rules against SEIU in dispute over union fee hike | Fox News
     
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    Michigan voters rebuke unions

    Thomas Lifson
    11/8/12


    Well below the national media's radar, Michigan voters delivered a defeat to the unions, especially the SEIU, rejecting two ballot measures that would have entrenched union power. Proposal 4, a proposed constitutional amendment that would have in effect made home health care workers government employees, and fodder for the SEIU. Dave Murray of M Live reports:

    Proposal 4, an effort to classify home healthcare workers as public employees because they accept money from a government program, was soundly defeated Tuesday,

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    Michigan voters also delivered a further blow to unions by rejecting Proposal 2. Michael J. Reitz of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy explains:

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    I cannot claim to be an expert on Michigan, though I spent a lot of time there as a consultant I n the 80s and 90s, but am fascinated by the lack of public support for the unions' agenda. My conjecture is that union households are outnumbered by nonunion households, and are seen as a privileged, self-serving interest group. I wonder if unions are seen as causing the decline of the once vigorous manufacturing sector?

    We can expect President Obama's second term to feature a strong pro-union agenda, much of it carried out by appointed officials in the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board.


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    ^^^ That's great....and it happened in MI.

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    SEIU and Chicago Dems Stole Millions from Family Members of the Disabled

    January 22, 2014 by Daniel Greenfield

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    Elections aren’t cheap. Neither are bribes. The money has to come from somewhere. And “somewhere” is often places that even the politicians of the old gangland Chicago wouldn’t have touched.

    But SEIU and its Democratic allies will do things that Al Capone would have the drawn the line at. And it’s up to the Supreme Court to stand up for the family members of the disabled that they are robbing with their “fair share” demands.

    The politically powerful Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has pocketed more than $50 million from home healthcare workers forced to pay union dues by two Democratic governors in Illinois, according to new study.

    Documents obtained by the Illinois Policy Institute (IPI) revealed that the union received $52 million from home healthcare workers, including many people caring for physically disabled relatives, between 2008 and 2013.


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    Mainstream media coverage on the issue is carefully avoiding the “family member” part of the story because it makes it impossible to deny what Quinn and the SEIU have done here. The Chicago Sun Times did an entire article on the case without ever mentioning the word “family”, but while throwing in every single possible pro-SEIU argument it could find.

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    Yes, the bad old days, when Keith couldn’t steal money from disabled family members to cover his salary and pay forward to political allies.

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    Even Al Capone would have been sickened by Keith Kelleher.


    SEIU and Chicago Dems Stole Millions from Family Members of the Disabled | FrontPage Magazine
     
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    Union money hanky-panky? I'm shocked!!!

    On a more positive note, maybe the head SEIU guy will do a "Hoffa" disappearance for not kicking enough cash up to the family?
     
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    Good.

    Love when the corrupt unions get spanked.


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    SEIU uses federal inspections to target Houston small business

    By Contributor / March 25, 2014

    By Jillian Kay Melchior | National Review

    Union organizers are showing up at Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspections of an open-shop business that has been targeted by the country’s second-largest union.
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    On three recent occasions, SEIU representatives accompanied federal safety inspectors to examine PJS cleaning sites, said Evelyn Meza, the human resources manager for PJS. The inspections resulted in fines.

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    A major change, this so-called “clarification” opens up the potential for unions to use the threat of federal inspections against any business that refuses to bend to their wishes. (In the case of PJS, the SEIU wants a card-check election, which allows the union officials to see exactly who votes how, leaving employees who oppose organized representation vulnerable to intimidation, according to a source familiar with the situation.)

    “Unions are very adept at using the apparatus of government to harass companies that don’t do what they like,” said James Sherk, a senior policy analyst in labor economics at the Heritage Foundation. “That’s the concern.”

    Union officials accompanied OSHA inspectors to PJS cleaning sites after allegations that the company failed to give its employees required gloves and goggles, Meza said. OSHA found no such shortcomings, though according to the citation papers, it did impose at least $14,000 in proposed penalties for other infractions, including a lack of paperwork and onsite informational posters. OSHA also noted a minor training violation.

    Before that, PJS had gone more than 26 years without a single OSHA write-up, according to a fact sheet issued by the company. The owner of PJS declined National Review’s request for comment. The company has 1,000 employees and $18 million in revenue, according to InsideView.com, putting it within the Small Business Administration’s definition of a small business.

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    Brennan Bolt, an associate with McKenna Long and Aldridge who specializes in labor relations, told NRO that while the union may not be seeking to intimidate an employer, allowing union representatives to accompany OSHA inspectors gives them “an avenue to familiarize themselves with the employers’ operations or demonstrate to employees that they have some influence. . . . They can come in and at least make the appearance of (the union’s) ability to effectuate change.”

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    SEIU: Doesn't Matter if $15 Gets Workers Fired, It Makes Us Feel Good
    March 29, 2016
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    Solidly founded decision making never goes out of style.

    Dave Regan is president of SEIU-United Healthcare Workers West, which represents more than 85,000 hospital workers in California and deployed more than 2,500 members to collect hundreds of thousands of signatures to qualify a minimum wage ballot initiative. He said that even if there were potential economic downsides, the effect of empowering workers to influence their own fates could be transformative politically.

    “There’s so much cynicism, anger,” Mr. Regan said. “To have the governor and legislature responding in a positive and constructive way to our members is really important. It shows, ‘Wow, what we do really does matter.’”

    Who cares if workers lose their jobs. This makes us feel really good. And it's all about feelings.

    Dave Reagan, a Cornell grad with a BS in Industry and Labor relations, gets by on a paltry $300K so this certainly isn't an issue for him. At least his education prepared him to assault process servers. Not to mention assaulting rival union members.

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    SEIU: Doesn't Matter if $15 Gets Workers Fired, It Makes Us Feel Good
     

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