Writing at nationalreview.com, James Sherk details union tactics to try and unionize people who provide care at home for the elderly, the disabled, kids, etc.  At issue in Michigan: the collection of union dues from subsidies provided to the providers. Here’s what happened in Michigan before the legislature ended it — $34 million in dues later. One would think that even union supporters would oppose this kind of thing.

Former governor Jennifer Granholm allowed the SEIU to mail out ballots for an “organizing election.” Over 80 percent of the ballots were never returned — either discarded as junk mail or ignored. Nonetheless, union supporters made up a majority of those few who voted, and the state recognized the SEIU.Soon parents of disabled children saw their reimbursement checks cut by hundreds of dollars a year. The union provided families with no benefits for these dues.