The State of Illinois operates Medicaid-waiver programs that pay for in-home personal care for disabled individuals. The individual "providers" are selected and employed by persons with disabilities or their guardians, and are often relatives. Now Illinois is compelling these "providers" to financially support the Service Employment International Union (SEIU) as their exclusive representative for bargaining with the State over its Medicaid reimbursement rates and other personal care benefits.
Plaintiffs are "providers" who assert that the state is violating their First Amendment rights to free expressive association in compelling them to associate with SEIU. NFIB Legal Center filed in this case in support of their first amendment rights.
Status: Pending - U.S. Supreme Court