Concerned about the ongoing economic crisis and lack of leadership by their union, California State employees represented by SEIU have watched in dismay in recent years as millions of dollars were deducted from workers’ paychecks only to be funneled out of state into a variety of political campaigns and ideological causes. In June, 2010, […] Read more »
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In a vote described as overwhelming, Marin county public employees have severed their relationship with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in favor of a new union established by former SEIU Local 1021 members. The new, worker-established, worker-led union is MAPE: Marin Association of Public Employees. The history behind the vote, described as a “major […] Read more »
Here is encouraging news for SEIU members (and fee-payers) who are frustrated by a lack of support from their union: The story of one group of workers who ended their relationship with SEIU and discovered the power of a member-led union.
The LA Times has reported on an upcoming labor election at USC University Hospital in Los Angeles, describing it as highlighting “a deep rift in the labor movement” – a rift that will be familiar to many workers represented by SEIU. Last year, health care workers at USC rejected SEIU – described as “autocratic and […] Read more »