Governor Doyle included in his 2009-2011 budget a measure that would create the Wisconsin Quality Home Care Authority. This provided the unions an employer of record to organize PCAs against.
An election took place with SEIU claiming victory. In their press release they say 5,500 home care providers overwhelmingly voted yes. In reality, with all union elections of PCAs, voter turnout was incredibly low with only 1249 out of 5,500 voting for the union. That's a victory with approximately 22%. It also means that over 4,200 PCAs were exclusively represented by a union that they did not vote for or wish to belong to, including 750 who voted against SEIU.
In 2011, Governor Walker singed into law a bill that significantly limited collective bargaining. This bill eliminated the Wisconsin Quality Home Care Authority and the PCA union was no longer recognized by the state.
Fair share: Prohibited
Health Insurance: NO
Contract: Union no longer recognized