No More Union Dues for Michigan Day Care Providers

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The state of Michigan says it will stop deducting union dues from thousands of people who provide day care at home.

The head of the Department of Human Services says at-home providers are private businesses, not state employees. The decision means two unions will lose millions of dollars, an arrangement that was created under former Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat and union ally.

Human Services chief Maura Corrigan, a Republican, says the state also is ending its relationship with the Michigan Home-Based Child Care Council, which was affiliated with Mott Community College.

In a statement Tuesday, Corrigan said the council has not improved the quality of day care.

More than 16,000 at-home day care providers paid union dues if they received state subsidies for watching kids from low-income families.

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  • by BlakeDavis on Mar 1, 2011 at 07:48 PM
    About time. Anytime you put a democrat and a Union person together, someone is going to get SCREWED. The daycare provider UNION, did NOTHING for the providers except take their money!!!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 1, 2011 at 03:57 PM
    BRAVO!!!! This should have never ever been Implemented in the first place. Private homes, babysitting for friends, etc etc..Should have never had to pay any Union dues! Thank you !!!
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