Posted by Olivia Grady on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 3:49 pm -
Much Abood about nothing
As pay back to the unions who supported him during his election, Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich unionized personal assistants in 2003.
He accomplished this by issuing an executive order, allowing the state to recognize “personal assistants” as state employees for collective bargaining purposes. The caregivers receive payment through Illinois’ “Rehabilitation Program,” a Medicaid initiative that pays for caretakers of disabled and elderly persons.