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  • 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 […]

  • SEIU Official Warns Against Reporting Cases of Union Abuse

    Posted on May 17, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Earlier this year, Njoke Woods, a worker at the Service Employees International Union’s second largest local, United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), accused the union of having a “culture of sexual misconduct, favoritism, and backroom dealing against the members.” She was ultimately fired for speaking out. Now, to add insult to injury, she is being sued […]

  • Did Unions Drive Amazon Out of NYC?

    Posted on Feb 25, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Mayor Bill de Blasio claims that Amazon’s tragic break up with NYC was simply “scuttled by a few very powerful people sitting in a boardroom in Seattle.” But it takes two to tango and de Blasio would be wise to consider what the city—or more specifically, what the city’s labor unions—did to push Amazon away. […]

  • Unions Should Brace for Another Landmark Supreme Court Decision in 2019

    Posted on Jan 11, 2019 by LaborPains.org Team

    Thanks to the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, public-sector unions can no longer compel workers to pay so-called “fair share fees.” However, these unions still have the sole power to negotiate on behalf of their workers. Known as “exclusive representation,” federal labor law requires unions to represent every worker in a bargaining unit, regardless of […]

  • SEIU Flip Flops on Pre-Paid Debit Cards

    Posted on Oct 29, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    A proposed rule by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has SEIU Local 2015 scrambling to come up with a creative scheme to keep skimming union dues from subsidy checks for home-care workers. The CMS rule would block states from making “payments to third parties on behalf of an individual for benefits such as health insurance, skills […]

  • New Survey Shows Public-Sector Union Members Approve Janus Decision

    Posted on Aug 24, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    This week marks the 6th annual National Employee Freedom Week (NEFW)— a week dedicated to educating public-sector union members about their opt out rights. In honor of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Janus v. AFSCME, the NEFW coalition is highlighting the results of a new study by Dr. Lloyd Corder of CorCom Inc. The […]

  • SEIU Scraps Health and Safety Program. Too Much Politics?

    Posted on Jun 21, 2018 by LaborPains.org Team

    According to Jordan Barab, a former Labor Department official under President Obama and longtime union staffer, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is scrapping its health and safety program. The SEIU—America’s largest labor union and one of its most politically active—is laying off its last health and safety official, Mark Catlin, next month. As Barab […]