Home-Based Day Care Providers No Longer to Pay Union Dues

Beginning on March 18 the Michigan Department of Human Services will stop withdrawing union dues from subsidy checks to home-based day care providers who supply child care services to low-income families. Some home-based day care providers were upset over the union, saying that the government was entering their homes and the union was created for political reasons. Today's announcement comes after The Mackinac Center Legal Foundation filed suit against the DHS in 2009 to stop the illegal withdrawals. The public employee union that the home-based providers were entered into was the Child Care Providers Together Michigan, which is a subsidiary of the UAW and American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. 9&10 News will have the latest on this story tonight during 9&10 News at 5:00.