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Category Archive: Workers United

  • Member Discontent Grows at SEIU and Workers United

    Posted on Nov 21, 2023 by Team

    Enmeshed in a legal battle with Starbucks, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and its affiliate Workers United have not been without controversy. That seems unlikely to change now that information has come to light showing discontent among its membership. A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request recently released by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) […]

  • SEIU Affiliate Workers United Defends Terrorism

    Posted on Oct 12, 2023 by Team

    Workers United – an affiliate of the SEIU – seems to have found a new cause to rally around and it has little to do with organizing baristas.  In the wake of recent attacks on Israel by Hamas terrorists, Starbucks Workers United and its organizers have taken to X – formerly known as Twitter – […]

  • 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. […]

  • Amalgamated Bank Nearing a Financial Crisis?

    Posted on Jul 21, 2023 by Team

    Is America’s “socially responsible bank” also one of the country’s most fiscally irresponsible banks?  Just over ten years ago Amalgamated Bank was in dire financial condition and barely managed to escape closure after being warned by both the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and New York State Banking Department that it was dangerously undercapitalized.  Could […]

  • Corrupt Cappuccinos? Unions Looking to Organize Coffee Shops Aren’t Giving Workers the Whole Story

    Posted on Jun 16, 2023 by Team

    Some of the country’s most influential labor unions are attempting to unionize baristas across North America. Workers United is the most-visible and prolific union, but several others–the United Steelworkers (USW), the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW), and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)–have also launched campaigns to organize baristas.  If the unions in question […]

  • Times Square Billboard: Is Workers United’s Bank Male, Pale, and Stale?

    Posted on May 31, 2023 by Team

    Today, the Center for Union Facts launched a billboard in Times Square asking if Amalgamated Bank — where the SEIU affiliate union Workers United is the largest shareholder — is Male, Pale, and Stale. Workers United is the union behind efforts to organize Stabucks workers throughout the county. The billboard highlights the findings of the […]

  • NEPOTISM PREVAILS: Hypocritical Union Rewards Family with Leadership Positions

    Posted on Apr 11, 2023 by Team

    News reports, union financial data, and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings reveal that Workers United has a track record of nepotism. SEC reports show that the Secretary Treasurer of Workers United – Edgar Romney Sr. – has a son employed at Amalgamated Bank –  a bank where Workers United is the largest shareholder. […]

  • New Report Exposes Hypocrisy of “Progressive” Starbucks Union Group

    Posted on Mar 28, 2023 by Team

    This week, the Center for Union Facts released new research exposing the hypocritical investments and radical leadership of Workers United, the group behind the high-profile labor campaign to organize Starbucks workers nationwide. CUF’s research report is part of a new education campaign–launched this week to educate workers and call out Workers United as a “progressive […]