Labor Pains: Because Being in a Union can be Painful

Archive: Aug 2023

  • The SEIU’s Terrible Tactics: Hospital Strikes

    Posted on Aug 25, 2023 by Team

    The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has made hospital strikes a key part of its negotiating strategy, regularly holding hospitals hostage – and putting countless lives at risk – until the union’s demands are met. In just one example, SEIU members in the union’s Minnesota and Iowa Healthcare local authorized a strike against a group […]

  • Failing Members at the Bargaining Table and on the Picket Line

    Posted on Aug 23, 2023 by Team

    We’ve heard about the miserable experiences of employees at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), but does the union treat its membership any better? The SEIU’s track record reveals a union that repeatedly fails to support its members at the bargaining table and on the picket line.  In 2023, the State Employees Association of North […]

  • SEIU Staff Continue to Protest Outside Union Headquarters

    Posted on Aug 20, 2023 by Team

    Back in May, staff at the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) national headquarters made headlines after authorizing a strike against their employer over failed contract negotiations. The media coverage on the subject may have died out, but striking employees – and members of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) Local 2 – continue […]

  • Is Amalgamated Bank Guilty of Greenwashing?

    Posted on Aug 14, 2023 by Team

    Is Amalgamated Bank’s rhetoric on green energy and sustainability just an attempt at greenwashing its oil investments? Just a few weeks ago, Labor Pains touched on the irresponsible financial decisions that threaten Amalgamated Bank’s existence and now it seems the Bank has gone back to some of its favorite investments for comfort – fossil fuels. […]

  • The UAW’s Hypocritical History on Electric Vehicles

    Posted on Aug 04, 2023 by Team

    The UAW often proudly notes its support for electric vehicles (EVs) and concern over climate change. So why is it blasting the Biden administration for investing in EV plants?  Add this two-faced approach to the union’s long history of mixed messaging on vehicle emissions.  In the 1990s, the UAW aggressively lobbied against automobile emission standards. The […]