In 2006, the Service Employees International Union encouraged its members at the California Pacific Medical Center to refuse to take overtime. And now, according to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the SEIU broke a 1974 statute requiring 10 days notice of striking a non-profit hospital.
That’s news, but it’s not what caught my eye. The last line of the article quotes an SEIU attorney saying:
“With the new Obama board making a lot of decisions in the next few years that will be important to labor, we’re looking for the courts to defer to what the board decides.”