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Category Archive: SEIU

  • Trump Budget Axes Union-Funding Harwood Grant

    Posted on Mar 23, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    President Trump’s budget sent shockwaves throughout Washington, D.C., especially the Department of Labor (DOL). It slashes the DOL’s funding from $12.2 billion this year to $9.6 billion next year—a 21 percent cut. Only the Environmental Protection Agency and State Department would see greater cuts if Congress approves. On the chopping block is the DOL’s Susan Harwood Training Grant […]

  • New Ad Highlights SEIU Hypocrisy

    Posted on Feb 13, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is waging a war on Labor Secretary-designate Andy Puzder—despite the thousands of unfair labor charges filed against the union. On Monday, the Center for Union Facts highlighted the SEIU’s hypocrisy with a full-page advertisement in The Wall Street Journal. Check it out:  

  • Big Labor Heaves Partisan Attacks at Labor Secretary Pick

    Posted on Feb 08, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Union bosses are leading the charge against Labor Secretary-Designate Andy Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants. Back in December, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) released the following statement: “With the intended nomination of Andrew Puzder for Secretary of Labor, [President] Trump has once again shown how out-of-touch he is with what working Americans need.” More recently, the […]

  • Union Membership Keeps Tumbling

    Posted on Jan 27, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    This week, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its annual report on union membership. It’s more bad news for Big Labor, which has seen a half-century decline in its membership rolls. In 2016, only 14.6 million employees were union members—a drop to about 10 percent of the workforce. There are 240,000 fewer union employees now than […]

  • SEIU’s 2017 Resolution: Waste Less Money

    Posted on Jan 09, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    With a new administration coming in January, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) thinks the sky is falling. The memo comes from the union’s top leadership. In SEIU President Mary Kay Henry’s words: “Because the far right will control all three branches of the federal government, we will face serious threats to the ability of […]

  • The Fight for $15’s Three Dumbest Predictions

    Posted on Dec 28, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    Heading into a new year of protests and general unruliness, the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) Fight for $15 has produced plenty of predictions that hold no water now. Here are the three dumbest forecasts: Workers will flock to the SEIU. In orchestrating the Fight for $15, the SEIU’s primary goal—aside from a $15 an hour minimum wage—is to increase its membership rolls […]

  • Mary Kay Henry Ignores Members, Plays Politics

    Posted on Nov 03, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    It wasn’t long ago that Mary Kay Henry, president of the Services Employees International Union (SEIU), hinted at the growing disconnect between union leadership and union membership. As we pointed out, Henry commented on the presidential primary debates by claiming that the “64 percent of our public members identify as conservative and are much more interested […]

  • Union Political Spending Hits Record Highs

    Posted on Oct 25, 2016 by LaborPains.org Team

    Big Labor is always more active in an election year, supporting the Democrats and liberal causes in line with a pro-union agenda. But 2016 is something else entirely. As The Wall Street Journal reports: According to the most recent campaign-finance filings, unions spent about $108 million on the elections from January 2015 through the end of August, a 38% jump […]