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Prop 4: Collective bargaining for in-home health care workers

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PROPOSAL 12-4: A PROPOSAL TO AMEND THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO ESTABLISH THE MICHIGAN QUALITY HOME CARE COUNCIL AND PROVIDE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING FOR IN-HOME HEALTH CARE WORKERS

This proposal would allow in-home care workers to bargain collectively with the Michigan Quality Home Care Council.  It would also continue the current exclusive representative of in-home care workers until modified in accordance with labor laws.  It would also require MQHCC to provide training for in-home care workers, create a registry of workers who pass background checks and provide financial services to patients to manage the cost of in-home care.   Finally, it would authorize the MQHCC to set minimum standards and terms and conditions of employment for these workers.

If you vote YES, it means you support the right of in-home care workers to bargain collectively and that you support background checks by the MQHCC of in-home care workers.  It also means you support the continued authority of the MQHCC in the area of in-home care.

If you vote NO, it means you do not want in-home workers to be compelled to join a union and pay union dues.  You don't want patients or their relatives to have to pay wages to in-home care workers based on union contracts.  It also means you fear added restrictions will make it difficult in the future to address changing economic conditions.

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