These are some rough days for Service Employees International Union (SEIU) leaders and their PR flacks. Here’s a sampling of all the news that’s fit to distribute:
- Members of a recently consolidated SEIU regional office aren’t happy with the level of service they (aren’t) getting. One member attested: “There’s clearly a reduction of services … It’s taking away the participatory democracy that existed in 535. It’s the Wal-Martization of SEIU.” A strong rebuke given that SEIU is a leader in attacking the supposed ills of the world’s largest retailer.
- Looking to defend their gravy train, er, membership, SEIU leaders in California are attacking a plan to build new prison capacity. A state sentator retorts: “If we follow their suggestions, it will leave us with only one option — releasing prisoners early…”
- SEIU is a leader in using pressure tactics to bully companies into handing over new members, while attempting to deny employees the right to a secret ballot election to choose union membership. Today’s story: Yale’s hospital wants to let workers vote, SEIU doesn’t. Way to represent the little guy, guys.