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2010 Senate Bill 1173: Ban “stealth" unionization of Medicaid personal care service employees
  1. Introduced by Sen. Nancy Cassis (R) on February 24, 2010, to establish that a person whose private employment compensation comes from a direct or indirect government subsidy is not considered a government employee, and so is not subject be being inducted into a government employee union, as happened to the home day care providers who are the subject of a Mackinac Center lawsuit, or the Medicaid-recipient home personal care services providers subject to a similar scheme for which Senate Bill 731 would give statutory authorization.
    • Referred to the Senate Families and Human Services Committee on February 24, 2010.
      • Reported in the Senate on April 22, 2010, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

Comments

Re: 2010 Senate Bill 1173 (Ban “stealth" unionization of Medicaid personal care service employees )  by gypsy on December 6, 2011 

If you don't vote for your township supervisor, school board members, state rep and senators, you have standing to complain. Making your voice heard it part of democracy for sure, but voting is at it's core.



Re: 2010 Senate Bill 1173 (Ban “stealth" unionization of Medicaid personal care service employees )  by jg48386 on December 5, 2011 

I don't vote for them. "Them" includes township supervisors, school boards stacked with MEA supporters, state reps and senators, and that group at the state (Civil Service Commission?) who sit across the table from employee unions to negotiate pay and benefits. Those people and groups have no skin in the game. It's not their money and they often benefit by agreeing to higher pay and benefits for others. They negotiate away the taxpayers money. I don't get to sit across the table from them. I make my voice heard in letters to the editor, letters and phone calls to my state rep and senator and showing up at township meetings. I don't just complain.



Re: 2010 Senate Bill 1173 (Ban “stealth" unionization of Medicaid personal care service employees )  by gypsy on December 3, 2011 

No skin in the game? You, the voter, put them in the game. They represent you. You have skin in the game. They care if you approve of or don't approve of their actions, because they work for you, and you elect them. Make them accountable, rather than complain. The system is what we make it.



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