CWF Project in the Washington Examiner
The Center for Worker Freedom’s Minnesota decertification project was discussed in the Washington Examiner on April 10, 2017:
“The homecare providers, who are subsidized through a combination of state and federal funds, were unionized after the then-Democrat-led state legislature passed a law declaring that the providers were public employees. That was despite the fact that most providers take care of invalid family members at their homes.
The law explicitly said the providers were public employees only for the purposes of forming a union. They didn't qualify for pensions, healthcare or other benefits available to state workers.
Several of the homecare workers have charged fraud by the union. Janine Yates, a homecare worker in Hopkins, Minn., said she refused to sign a union card authorizing SEIU to deduct membership dues from her subsidy checks. When she subsequently discovered that the deductions were being made anyway, she called the union to complain and was told that it had a signed authorization from her to make the deductions.
‘I believe that the first SEIU canvasser completed and forged my signature to this document,’ Yates said in an affidavit filed with the Minnesota Bureau of Mediation Services. She also said she was misled when she signed a separate document making her a member of the union, having been told by the canvasser that it only put her on an email list for news about the election.”
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