The SEIU has been skimming medicaid money, meant for the home care of disabled people, by forcing the caregivers (usually the parents) to be union members. This scam operates in a number of states including Illinois, California and Michigan. In 2011, the Michigan house voted to end this scheme.
This year the bill is stalled in the Michigan senate, apparently because the Senate Appropriations Committee Chair, Roger Khan works for cheap. It does not matter that the Saginaw Senator has an R after his name. He received $5000 dollars from the SEIU on the day that the bill came to the Senate. Now it’s blocked. Money from medicaid will continue to flow to the SEIU, at a rate of about six million dollars per year, from this scam alone.
There’s a video under heated discussion showing SEIU leader Steve Lerner (who headed the Justice for Janitors effort). His bright idea was a sort of mortgage strike….. everyone refuse to pay, in order to take down the lenders. You will want to see the transcript, and especially the last line of it at the Blaze. The initially presented video and an uncut version also are there.
The SEIU seems to have a problem with capitalism.
That Lerner is no longer holding his former position with the Union might be used to exonerate SEIU of this plot to destabilize the US economy, (similarly to planned parenthood firing Some of their errant employees after they were caught aiding and abetting child prostitution.)