CWF in Forbes

Posted by Olivia Grady on Monday, February 13th, 2017 at 9:09 am - Permalink

Matt Patterson, Executive Director of the Center for Worker Freedom, had an article published in Forbes on February 13, 2017, on the SEIU stealing Medicaid money:

Holly is a 29-year old single mother living in Duluth, Minnesota. She has asked that her last name be withheld in this story for fear of retaliation.

In 2009 Holly began work as a personal-care assistant (PCA) to care for an ailing friend of her family.  She participates in a state program called PCA Choice, which pays a modest Medicaid subsidy to those who care for loved ones. Most program participants are women who care for children or spouses with severe mental or physical disabilities.

In 2013, Governor Mark Dayton (D) signed into law legislation that declared these home-care providers public employees on the rationale that they receive public funds, but only for purposes of collective bargaining.  

Not surprisingly, Dayton’s friends in the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) quickly moved in.

I first met Holly in a rural Iron Range coffee shop in autumn of 2016, where she told me she remembered first hearing about the SEIU organizing drive of the PCA program sometime in early 2013. She didn’t think much of it at first, but later that year she had her first visit from a union representative.  

It horrified her.

To read the entire article, please click here.