The Wisconsin Quality Care Authority was to provide information on home care workers' experience and qualifications and do background checks.
But the law also required the state to provide a labor organization with the names of the workers - most of whom earn $9 to $12 an hour and receive no benefits - and to hold an election on whether they would be represented by a union.
The SEIU pushed for the legislation, and the law was seen by some as an effort by Gov. Jim Doyle to reward organized labor.
In fact, it's a re-run of a Michigan plot with the same general results.
Other than Doylet and the Democrats, who thinks that a union--ANY union-- is entitled to the names of all workers in a given field?