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Chapter IV:

Forced unionism: The SEIU and Illinois home health care workers


Policy: Law

Illinois politicians forced home care workers into union that donates heavily to them

By Sean Higgins | 05/01/14 12:00 AM

Illinois politicians forced home care workers into union that donates heavily to them

Susie Watts spends most of her time taking care of her daughter, Libby, who has severe cerebral palsy. To lessen the financial burden, she accepts funding under the Illinois Home Services Program.
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Policy: Law

Forced unionization turned Illinois homemaker into Supreme Court plaintiff in Harris v. Quinn case

By Sean Higgins | 05/01/14 12:00 AM

Forced unionization turned Illinois homemaker into Supreme Court plaintiff in Harris v. Quinn case

Until the union came calling, Pamela Harris was an Illinois homemaker devoted to caring for her developmentally disabled son, Josh.
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Video: Pamela Harris speaks about her case


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Written by

Sean Higgins

Senior Writer
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Edited by

Charles Hoskinson

Deputy Opinion Editor
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Graphics by

Chris Henderson

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