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Kaiser Workers Reject SEIU’s Fear Campaign and Join NUHW

by November 12, 2010

Kaiser Mental Health and Optical Workers Vote to Join NUHW Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 5:11PM Kaiser workers reject SEIU’s fear campaign and join with their co-workers in Southern California Oakland, Calif.—Approximately 1,500 Kaiser mental health professionals and optical workers in Northern California have voted to leave the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and join […] Read more »

Marin County Workers Abandon SEIU for Worker-Led Local

by May 26, 2010
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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 »

Former SEIU Members Discover The Power Of A Member-Led Union

by May 25, 2010
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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.

Rejected by Health Care Workers, SEIU Accused of Collusion with Management

by May 24, 2010
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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 »

SEIU: "Gaping Budget Deficits and Massive Underfunding of Pensions"

by May 6, 2010
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A recent feature in by F. Vincent Vernuccio in the Washington Times noted the financial mismanagement within SEIU under the leadership of Andy Stearn. Andy Stern’s debts: SEIU leader swims away while his organization sinks By F. Vincent Vernuccio Purple may be the official color of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), but Andy Stern […] Read more »

SEIU: Mary Kay Henry to Succeed Andy Stern

by April 30, 2010
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On April 27, 2010, The New York Times reported that Mary Kay Henry would replace outgoing SEIU President Andy Stern: Mary Kay Henry leads the health care division of the Service Employees International Union a powerful force in politics as well as in labor. Top union officials announced in late April that Ms. Henry has […] Read more »

SEIU: “Illegal Forced Dues and Money for Politics”

by April 25, 2010
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National Right to Work Foundation attorneys assist home-based personal care providers pushed into union’s forced-dues ranks against their will. From The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation — a “nonprofit, charitable organization providing free legal aid to employees whose human or civil rights have been violated by compulsory unionism abuses.” Gov. […] Read more »

SEIU: Andy Stern, The Man Who Lost His Way

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The reasons for Stern’s resignation as SEIU president are unclear. His troubled legacy isn’t. In a recent article for Working: In These Times, Stephen Franklin writes about Andy Stern’s troubled tenure at the helm of SEIU and asks “What went wrong?” Here’s an excerpt from Stephen Franklin’s story: He could have been the Walter Reuther organized […] Read more »

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