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Sunday, July 22, 2018

White House Targets Home Healthcare Workers

Reprinted with permission from DCReport.

 

The Trump administration is continuing its war against unions by trying to make it harder for lowly paid home healthcare workers to pay union dues.

The workers, whose hourly pay is about $10.50 to about $12, can have their union dues taken out of their paychecks from Medicaid. Third-party payments, which sometimes include union dues, are currently allowed in 11 states, including California, Illinois, Missouri and New Jersey, but a proposed federal rule would end that.

“This proposed rule is intended to ensure that providers receive their complete payment, and any circumstances in which a state does divert part of a provider’s payment must clearly be allowed under the law,” said Tim Hill, the acting director for the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services.…

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Billionaires Hiring ‘Regular Joes’ To Kill Public Unions

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

 

Hundred millionaire Bruce Rauner just couldn’t wait to tell Illinois state workers that the U.S. Supreme Court had given them what he considered a gift.

Within hours of the court’s ruling in the Janus case last week, Rauner, the Republican governor of Illinois, emailed state workers to tell them the decision meant they no longer needed to pay either dues or fair share fees to their labor union but the union would still be required to represent them.

What a deal! Free service! And it was brought to them by Rauner! The governor had filed the lawsuit that led to the Janus decision.…

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Mar-A-Lago Seeks Permit To Hire More Foreign Workers

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.

 

As Trump rails against immigrants and falsely accuses them of stealing jobs from U.S. citizens, his private golf club in Florida is asking the government to approve a request to hire 40 more foreign workers, new filings show.

Records posted by the Department of Labor on Thursday reveal that Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club is seeking permission to hire 40 foreign workers to serve as waiters and waitresses for the winter season.

If approved, the workers would be employed from October through May at a rate of $12.68 an hour.

According to Buzzfeed, which first reported on the filings, Trump’s businesses “have sought to hire more than 480 foreign guest workers, including more than 240 for Mar-a-Lago” since the start of his presidential campaign in June 2015.…

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