You know the story: Elected officials repay their Big Labor benefactors with new special privileges to force workers into dues-paying ranks.
One outrageous union-boss scheme just took a critical hit thanks to National Right to Work attorneys.
And our class-action lawsuit could set a precedent to end similar schemes around the country and block large union-boss payouts hidden in the ObamaCare legislation.
With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation, five homecare workers have reached a settlement with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder ensuring that the state will no longer be able to force home-based child care providers into union ranks.
In 2006, in a blatant scheme of political payback to the Big Labor hierarchy, then-Governor Jennifer Granholm colluded with union bosses to force more than 40,000 home-based child care providers into compulsory unionism.
The scheme was especially outrageous because the State of Michigan itself is not the employer for the child care providers.
The state just provides a taxpayer subsidy for eligible children that goes to the estimated 40,000 workers, many of whom are small businesses or independent contractors working in their own homes.
Granholm’s administration granted UAW and AFSCME union bosses monopoly bargaining power after a sham election in which only 15 percent of eligible child care providers voted.
The new settlement ensures that the state will never force homecare workers to financially support a union as a condition of taking care of children whose parents receive state assistance.
But the fight is far from over.
On Thursday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Right to Work Foundation attorney Bill Messenger went toe-to-toe against union lawyers in federal court.
This ongoing portion of our class-action lawsuit aims to force AFSCME and UAW union bosses to give back what is estimated to be over four million dollars seized from Michigan child care providers while this forced unionism power grab was in operation.
And because Foundation attorneys are challenging the Michigan scheme as a violation of the U.S. Constitution, a victory will serve as a precedent in other states and against similar provisions in ObamaCare as well.
There is so much at stake in this and similar cases around the nation.
But we wouldn’t have made it this far in Michigan without the generous support of concerned citizens like you.
Please chip in with a tax-deductible contribution of $10 or more today to help the Foundation provide free legal aid to victims of outrageous forced-unionism schemes.
The Foundation-won settlement is an important victory, but there’s so much more work to be done. We appreciate your continued support.
P.S. With free legal assistance from the National Right to Work Foundation, five homecare workers have reached a settlement with Governor Rick Snyder ensuring that the state will no longer be able to force home-based child care providers into union ranks.
The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation is a nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses. The Foundation, which can be contacted toll-free at 1-800-336-3600, is assisting thousands of employees in nearly 200 cases nationwide. The Foundation’s mailing address is 8001 Braddock Road, Springfield, Virginia 22160. Its web address is www.nrtw.org/.
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