home health care http://michiganradio.org en 4 things to know about Proposal 4: Collective bargaining for home health aides http://michiganradio.org/post/4-things-know-about-proposal-4-collective-bargaining-home-health-aides <p>Under the federally-funded <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/documents/dhs/DHS-PUB-0815_198252_7.pdf">Home Help Services Program</a>, qualifying elderly or disabled residents of Michigan are eligible to receive in-home assistance with personal care and household chores.</p><p>Participants of the program have discretion in the hiring and firing of home health aides, and have their services paid for by Medicaid funds administered through the Michigan departments of Community Health and Human Services.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 16:13:44 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9456 at http://michiganradio.org 4 things to know about Proposal 4: Collective bargaining for home health aides State board may void contract with home health care workers http://michiganradio.org/post/state-board-may-void-contract-home-health-care-workers <p>Michigan could void its contract with thousands of home health care workers if a state board agrees with a legal action filed this week by the Mackinac Center.</p><p>The free market think tank is asking the Michigan Employment Relations Commission to rule that home health care workers aren’t public employees, but rather private contractors who can’t unionize.</p><p>The workers are organized under the Service Employees International Union.</p><p>The Mackinac Center’s Pat Wright says they’re forced to pay dues that should be going to patient care.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 20:40:13 +0000 Jake Neher 9194 at http://michiganradio.org State board may void contract with home health care workers In this morning's Michigan news headlines... http://michiganradio.org/post/mornings-michigan-news-headlines-41 <div align="left"><strong>Power outages continue </strong> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 11:32:40 +0000 Rebecca Williams 8165 at http://michiganradio.org In this morning's Michigan news headlines...