they are not eligable for any other state benefits including pensions, vacation or healthcare benefits.
Illinois law excludes such in-home caregivers from retirement and health insurance plans and the state does not assume liability for actions taken during the course of their employment, Judge Samuel Alito noted.
"Illinois deems personal assistants to be state employees for one purpose only, collective bargaining," Alito wrote
so it was a scam by the union to just sit back collect union dues and these people got nothing in return. it is the same scam they were running in MI that just ended.