Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Unfair Labor Practice Filed Against Wonderful Employer

ULPs — unfair labor practice charges — are tricky things. They’re essentially complaints that an employer or a union has violated federal labor law. Sometimes they are meaningful, most of the time they are not. In fact, it’s not uncommon for an employee or employer (by an approximate 80-20 split, respectively) to file a complaint about a union. Some employees have done just that to SEIU — but this time it’s their own employees in the union’s capacity as an employer.

From A Voice for All Working People:

SEIU’s bullying of its staff continues to be met with resistance. Local 721’s attempt to force an unfair contract including a demand to waive legally protected rights has so far been resisted with the staff voting down their contract proposal by a wide margin days after filing an Unfair Labor Practice Charge against the employer.

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