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Category Archive: SEIU

  • Congressman Shacks Up with SEIU

    Posted on Apr 22, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    U.S. Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) describes “organized labor [as] the strongest voice in our nation for the needs of working families.” Now Honda has reportedly taken his affection for Big Labor to a new level: cohabitation. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Honda located his 2014 re-election campaign office inside the headquarters of the Service Employees International Union Local 521. Honda can’t […]

  • Unions’ $735,000 Question: Why “No Reply”?

    Posted on Apr 21, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    As we reported last Thursday, when SEIU Local 500 came knocking on Media Matters’ door, years of spewing pro-Big Labor rhetoric couldn’t lead Media Matters’ CEO David Brock to enter into a voluntary recognition (a.k.a. “card check”) with the union. We were curious about some of the particulars of the SEIU’s representation petition, so we […]

  • Media Matters Lawyers Up Against Its SEIU Allies

    Posted on Apr 17, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    We’ve caught unions (like the SEIU and the NEA) battling hard against the unions of their unionized staff. Their left-wing “nonprofit” allies seem no different: Left-wing media critics Media Matters for America are lawyering up and heading to the National Labor Relations Board to demand a secret-ballot election rather than a card-check agreement with SEIU […]

  • “Worker Committees” a $15 Million SEIU Project

    Posted on Apr 09, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    We’ve covered the SEIU-led campaign to organize fast food restaurants without a secret ballot—a.k.a. by “card check”—since it began nearly two years ago. It’s a big push by one of America’s most aggressive labor organizations get two big “wins” for the union: A minimum-wage hike—which our research shows would benefit SEIU directly in addition to […]

  • Beware SEIU, Especially Bearing “Polls”

    Posted on Apr 07, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week, the Los Angeles Times reported on a “poll” by Hart Research purporting to show widespread labor law violations in the restaurant industry. The dubious survey was commissioned by the SEIU-backed worker center “Low Pay Is Not OK,” a national umbrella front group for SEIU’s other “worker organizing committees.” Hart is a big-time union […]

  • New York Governor Hits Randi’s Henchmen

    Posted on Mar 26, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Andrew Cuomo, the Democratic Governor of New York, has had his hands full with agitation by the American Federation of Teachers Local 2, the United Federation of Teachers. Cuomo sits more on the “reform” side of the internal debate in his party between the teachers unions (who have the ear of City Mayor Bill de […]

  • Fast Food Flopward

    Posted on Mar 21, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    We noted earlier this week that the Service Employees International Union-backed worker centers, following a playbook to organize restaurant workers by an intimidation-laced national card-check campaign, were going to protest fast food franchises. They did, and basically nothing happened—all the “strikes” were stage-managed stunts. You don’t have to take our word for it: The Associated […]

  • SEIU Draws on Exhausted “Strike” Playbook for Card Check and News Hits

    Posted on Mar 18, 2014 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today, proto-union “worker centers” set up by the SEIU will stage demonstrations in up to 30 cities in support of SEIU’s “Fight for 15” organizing campaign. The demonstrations are part of an ongoing, complex, and sophisticated campaign to organize restaurant employees without a secret ballot under card check arrangements. Today’s protests are expected to focus […]