Two Kansas state agencies announced today that they had withdrawn their requests for the names and contact information of in-home health care providers' employees. The information had been requested by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and had been 'due' to the agencies in early September. Approximately 30 of the 1,000 companies sent request letters complied without question, but many protested the requests, saying they were not required to give out employees private information, especially when the SEIU did not specify why they wanted the information. Many employers feel that the SEIU wants the information for organizing purposes. The SEIU has not yet made any reply to the agencies' reversal of the requests.
See John Hanna, Kansas City Star, September 20, 2009