It has been established for at least the past three years how close Barack Obama’s ties are with the unions. We know that he and Richard Trumka are the best of pals. We know that the unions have been in lock step with and have supported left wing liberals for years. What I am about to lay out for you is absolutely stunning. This is what the CSEA local 1000 (a branch of the AFL-CIO) has managed to accomplish in the state of New York.
This state union was able to sucessfully lobby the Legislature to change the wording in the New York State Labor Law to include a “fair share” program in an attempt to collect forced union dues from subsisdized home child care workers and home health care workers. Here is how it works. The home care provider receives some of their income from the parties being taken care of and the rest of their income comes from the county department of social services as a subsisdy. The county department of social services has advised the providers that they work for the families that they care for and are not connected to social services in any way. Under the new regulations,the home care providers are now FORCED to pay union dues,whether they choose to become a union member or not.
These new regulations took effect in January of 2012. The dues are automatically deducted from the subsisdized county social services portion of the care providers’ check at a rate of 2 percent per month or up to $690.00 per year. The home care provider has absolutely no choice in this. I have contacted Assemblyman Peter Lopez’s office and have submitted documentation. After three months of waiting, I still have not received a response. I have also contacted the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation and have learned that to date, mine is the only complaint filed in New York.
My question is this: if the home care provider works for the family or the receiver of services, as stated by the county department of social services, how can a union come in and take forced dues? The only difference between this and armed robbery is the lack of a gun. And we know that the liberals and unions don’t like guns, don’t we? So there you have it, the unwilling donations to the Democrat machine.
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