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CT Gov Schemes With SEIU To Unionize Day Care Providers & Others Without A Vote

Connecticut’s union-bought governor, Daniel Malloy, is apparently scheming with the SEIU to unionize his state’s daycare providers and personal care attendants through a secret plan using the flawed method of card-check unionization.

By stripping individuals of their right to vote on whether or not to unionize, Malloy is virtually guaranteeing money (paid by taxpayers) will go into his SEIU cronies’ pockets.

According to Raising Hale’s Zach Janowski, Malloy has  created “working groups” through executive order that will “guide the unionization” over the next year.

The two working groups will meet Friday morning. The Personal Care Attendant Working Group will meet at 10 a.m. and the Family Child Care Working Group will meet at 11 a.m., both in Room 410 of the Capitol.

Malloy created the working groups with executive orders nine and 10. Adding daycare providers alone to the union roles could increase dues revenue by $1 million.

The executive orders also include a card check provision that takes away the ability of daycare owners and PCAs to vote by secret ballot.

Since the card-check method of unionization denies individuals of their right to vote by secret ballot, requiring only a majority of a specific group’s signatures, unionization will be easy.

As unions like the SEIU know how to easily rig card-check campaigns, it is likely that the SEIU will concentrate getting signatures in high density areas, while ignoring the more rural areas.

Once the SEIU obtains the majority, it can claim all of the individuals and, shortly thereafter, begin collecting their dues.

And who is overseeing this process for Governor Malloy? Why, the SEIU, of course.

According to Janowski:

Dennis Murphy, deputy commissioner of the Department of Labor, will chair both working groups. Murphy is the former director of human resources in Stamford where Malloy was mayor. He also served as director of human resources and chief administrative officer in Bridgeport.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Murphy worked as a staff attorney for the union NAGE/IBPO during the 1980s.

Note: NAGE/IBPO are subsidiaries of the SEIU.

Janowski notes that the SEIU has already created a brochure/card for daycare providers. Above the signature line, in fine print, the SEIU’s card states:

I hereby authorize the SEIU Local 2001 as my exclusive representative for the purposes of collective bargaining. I understand the SEIULocal 2001 may request recognition from the State of Connecticut or the appropriate subdivision of the state to represent me in bargaining with respect to rates, benefts, and other terms and conditions of my work as a child care provider.

As stated above, once the SEIU collects a majority of signed cards, all of the individuals in the classification will be unionized and the SEIU can begin collecting tax-payer funded union dues.

Connecticut residents who object to this scheme may contact the governor’s office at:

CONNECTICUT STATE CAPITOL
210 CAPITOL AVENUE
HARTFORD, CT 06106

TEL: (860) 566-4840
TOLL-FREE: (800) 406-1527
TDD: (860) 524-7397
FAX: (860) 524-7395

Or, since Malloy likes the #OccupyMovement so much, perhaps daycare workers (and taxpayers) who object to unionization may want to #Occupy the governor’s union meeting on Friday?

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“Socialism has no place in the hearts of those who would secure the fight for freedom and preserve democracy.” Samuel Gompers, 1918

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[Emphasis added.]

Cross-posted on LaborUnionReport.com

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