The SEIU is sending out fliers again with a “Request” for membership form. The purpose is to get PCAs to become a member which includes paying big “dues!” The SEIU takes up to $948.00 per year in dues from PCAs !!!! We estimate that SEIU is skimming as much as $4.7 million a year from the PCA program. What is SEIU doing with all that money?
The U.S. Supreme Court said you don’t have to join SEIU or allow any “dues” deduction to be a PCA. And all the terms of the PCA state contract apply all PCAs whether you are a member of SEIU– or not. This is the law; do not be fooled by the SEIU.
Except for their own salaries and benefits, the SEIU spends zero dollars on PCAs and the people they care for– -and it does virtually nothing to “represent” PCAs. Choice PCAs’ real employer is the disabled person or family member(s) who gets the Medicaid benefit. Congress and the State Legislature appropriate the money for PCA pay and benefits, including taxpayer-funded training. The “representation” of PCAs is just a scam to get new revenues for the SEIU just like the “contract” they keep talking about.
If you are already paying “dues” to SEIU out of your PCA paycheck, call (612) 460-5457 and we’ll help you get it stopped.