In New Hampshire, they’re wondering what they get for all the money they send to SEIU headquarters in Washington, D.C.:
The SEA pays $1.6 million a year to be in the SEIU, according to the resolution passed to create the committee. At the same time, the resolution says, the SEIU’s 2005 split from the AFL-CIO has sparked a “loss of solidarity” with other unions in New Hampshire.
“The real question is why are we spending that much money and what are we getting out of it,” said former SEA president Tim Decker, a co-sponsor of the resolution.
After the split with the AFL-CIO, Decker said, the competition for fragments of the SEA grew fierce.