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Category Archive: SEIU

  • Biden Admin Wastes No Time Capitulating to Union Interests

    Posted on Jan 21, 2021 by LaborPains.org Team

    Yesterday, Joe Biden was officially sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. He wasted no time capitulating to some of his biggest supporters — labor unions. After taking office, President Biden immediately threatened to fire National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Peter Robb. In an unprecedented move, Robb was given the […]

  • Prop 22 Opponents Have a Bad Case of Sour Grapes

    Posted on Nov 06, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    This week, Proposition 22 — a California ballot measure that allows certain gig workers to be exempt from the state’s AB 5 law — passed with 58 percent of the vote. Now, app-based drivers for gig companies including Uber and Lyft are able to retain their independent contractor status, instead of being reclassified as employees […]

  • CUF and Freedom Foundation Call For Investigation into Seattle-Based Worker Center

    Posted on Aug 03, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Reported today by Bloomberg Law, the Center for Union Facts and the Freedom Foundation have filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards against union-backed labor group Working Washington. The 57-page complaint, supported by a 500+-page appendix of evidence, calls for an investigation into Working Washington — a Seattle-based worker center whose […]

  • SEIU-Backed Worker Center Targets Postmates

    Posted on Apr 27, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is in the midst of a corporate campaign against Chipotle. Last year, New York City-based SEIU local 32BJ ramped up its Fight for $15 movement to organize workers at the burrito chain’s locations in the city. And that’s just the latest iteration of the union’s partnership with the Fight […]

  • SEIU’s Hypocrisy in the Face of Corona Crisis

    Posted on Mar 23, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Last week, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) ran a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal highlighting its latest campaign to  “Protect All Workers.” The ad was an open letter to America’s CEOs from SEIU President Mary Kay Henry. In the ad, Henry asks these business leaders to implement a list of union demands […]

  • #MeTooSEIU Campaign Highlights Union’s “Frat Boy Culture,” Hypocrisy On Sexual Harassment 

    Posted on Jan 14, 2020 by LaborPains.org Team

    Today, the Center for Union Facts launched its #MeTooSEIU campaign to hold the Service Employees International Union and its political allies accountable for sexual harassment allegations against union leaders. The national education campaign highlights sworn testimony, legal documents, and interviews from current and former SEIU employees that describe a culture “plagued by sexual misconduct scandals.” […]

  • SEIU’s Fight for $15 Overlooks Its Own Scandals in Attack on McDonald’s

    Posted on Nov 04, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Over the weekend, McDonald’s announced that its CEO Steve Easterbrook would be leaving the company, following a “consensual relationship with an employee that violated company policy.” If Easterbrook violated the rules, McDonald’s was right to ask him to leave. What’s not right is how the Fight for $15 movement — which is spearheaded by the […]

  • SEIU Facing Backlash From Its Own Staff

    Posted on Sep 25, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    One of the nation’s largest labor unions is being accused of union-busting by its own employees. Staff employees of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) have launched a campaign and walk out against the labor union, tweeting out that they “refuse to tolerate SEIU’s hypocritical #unionbusting behavior.” The staff are part of the Office and […]