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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]