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Company accuses labor union of forging signatures for political gain

WAUWATOSA, Wis. — A home health-care company contracted with the Milwaukee County Department of Family Care is accusing a local labor union of forging workers’ signatures to collect more money for political activity.

Art Beck, a Milwaukee attorney representing Sally Sprenger, owner of Supportive Homecare Options Inc., told Wisconsin Reporter two employees have come forward since April alleging they were signed up to make contributions without their authority.

The contributions were for the Committee on Political Education through the Service Employees International Union Healthcare Wisconsin.

After reviewing their forms for voluntary COPE deductions, which help fund union causes for political gain, the workers discovered their signatures were fraudulent, Beck said.

“It’s like a foreign document to them,” Beck said of the COPE application sheet. “They never saw it (before).”

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