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purple shirtsRemember this?>>> Oct 5th story from our blog?

News from Michelle Malkin>>> yesterday’s blog:

“SEIU-endorsed Gov. Pat Quinn signed an executive order in June approving collective bargaining by “individual providers of home-based support services” — effectively busting open the doors of private homes for the Purple Shirts of the SEIU and other union competitors hungry for new dues-paying members. SEIU and its minions leaned hard on providers to join — even sending out-of-state workers to intrude on families with the promise of juicy benefits and health care coverage. Democrat officials tried to intimidate parents like Pam Harris into silence over their efforts to inform providers that they could vote for no representation.

The thuggery backfired. Bigtime.”

See this article from CBS Channel 2 Chicago>>>

Thanks to the efforts of the families caring for disabled family members in their homes, this attempt did not stand:

This from Michelle Malkin’s Oct 5th post:

“Pam Harris of Western Springs, Illinois, the mother of a 20-year-old son with severe developmental disabilities who receives in-home care stipends, questioned the state’s failure to make a no-representation option clear. She and other parents dared to criticize the union effort publicly in a piece published September 3 in the Chicago Tribune. (”I am not an employee of the state,” Harris said. “I work from my home. I don’t want the union in my home. I can Norma Rae with the rest of them.”) Harris and other parents scraped together their own money (no match for Big Labor coffers) and put together an informational flyer to counter-balance the pro-union propaganda and inform home-based providers that they could opt for no union representation.”

Way to Go Pam Harris of Illinois!!

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purple shirtsThe labor unions in Illinois are now going to the homes of families who are caring for their disabled family members. The purpose of these “visits”? To check on their well-being?  NO.  The State of Illinois provided to SEIU and AFSCME the names and addresses of all 3,500 home care service providers within the State — with the express purpose being to increase the unions’ membership rolls, influence, and political clout.  They have an executive order from Pat Quinn, Governor of Illinois. They have failed to adequately explain that joining the union is optional. For more details, go to Michele Malkin’s blog.

An excerpt from Michele Malkin’s blog:

Pam Harris of Western Springs, Illinois, the mother of a 20-year-old son with severe developmental disabilities who receives in-home care stipends, questioned the state’s failure to make a no-representation option clear. She and other parents dared to criticize the union effort publicly in a piece published September 3 in the Chicago Tribune. (”I am not an employee of the state,” Harris said. “I work from my home. I don’t want the union in my home. I can Norma Rae with the rest of them.”) Harris and other parents scraped together their own money (no match for Big Labor coffers) and put together an informational flyer to counter-balance the pro-union propaganda and inform home-based providers that they could opt for no union representation.

The union-pandering state government responded by trying to gag parental critics — yet another stark illustration of SEIU president Andy Stern’s “persuasion of power.”

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