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  • SEIU’s Fight for $15 Flops, $100 Million Political Campaign Next

    Posted on Aug 31, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Down goes the Fight for $15? Just four years after its launch, the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) campaign to force a $15 minimum wage down employers’ throats is apparently going the way of OUR Walmart, the failed effort to unionize Walmart in 2015. In 2017, the SEIU staged protests in only 30 cities, many of […]

  • Hypocrisy Alert! Democrats Attack NLRB Nominee

    Posted on Aug 02, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    One of the hottest issues before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) right now involves class action lawsuits. In the 2012 D.R. Horton case, the NLRB ruled that employers may not mandate arbitration agreements barring employees from joining together in employment-related class action lawsuits against the employer. The Department of Justice (DOJ) has since refused to throw its weight behind the NLRB […]

  • The SEIU’s Wardrobe War

    Posted on Jul 19, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    While staffers in Congress are complaining about the right to bare arms (and shoulders), Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 221 is fighting for the right to wear Birkenstocks and swim trunks at work in the summer. Here’s the backstory. An official from the City of San Diego sent an email highlighting that a relaxed dress code would be maintained throughout the summer […]

  • SEIU Members Sue Mary Kay Henry Over Nevada Power Grab

    Posted on May 24, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    Union members to Mary Kay Henry: You crossed a line. A group of Nevada union members recently sued Henry, international president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and other SEIU officials for seizing control of their local union. Last month, Henry removed Cherie Mancini, board member of the Nevada-based SEIU 1107, after Mancini cancelled a […]

  • Investigation of Boilermakers Reveals “Lavish Spending Practices and a Lack of Accountability”

    Posted on Apr 18, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    There’s wasteful spending and then there’s the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. According to a recent Kansas City Star investigation, the 58,000-member Boilermakers union has earned quite a reputation for “fine dining, stays in posh hotels, and expensive hunting retreats,” while union officials and their relatives take home hefty six-figure salaries. In 2016, President Newton Jones’ total compensation climbed to […]

  • Wall Street Journal Highlights SEIU’s Fight for $15 Boondoggle

    Posted on Apr 12, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    In today’s Wall Street Journal, CUF Executive Director Richard Berman explained how the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) Fight for $15 has failed to recruit new union members. Citing the SEIU’s recently released 2016 financial filings, Mr. Berman finds that the union has spent at least $90 million on the campaign since its launch in 2012. However, […]

  • SEIU Wastes $19 Million on the Fight for $15 in 2016

    Posted on Apr 03, 2017 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has released its 2016 financial disclosures with the Department of Labor. (You can see them here.) The numbers aren’t pretty. An analysis by the Center for Union Facts (CUF) reveals that the union spent more than $19 million on the Fight for $15 in 2016. CUF estimates that the total cost is […]

  • 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 […]