Hospital workers in St. Johns, Michigan have joined together to be represented by a union. That’s great. What’s even more impressive: the union organizing the employees, the Service Employees International Union, actually allowed the employees to vote their personal preferences in private. But wait: SEIU is a leading voice in the campaign to end secret ballot elections for working Americans because that process is allegedly rife with problems — which makes it so perplexing that they aren’t complaining about the election process that just allowed them to add their new members in Michigan.
Weird. It’s enough to make you think this whole debate is actually about rebuilding their power and driving an anti-corporate agenda (see comments from the Center for Union Facts over at CNSNews this morning).