Matt SmithTime to put the signs back in the shed.The Service Employees International Union yesterday decisively won an election to represent 43,000 workers at Kaiser medical facilities around California, an occurrence academic observers predict could be the death knell for dissident leader ... More >>
A fight between two unions here could set the course of the U.S. labor movement.
Andy Stern is gone. His mess remains. Rivals of America's most powerful union boss, Andy Stern, have cheered the resignation of the SEIU's erstwhile leader. But Mark Brenner, director of Labor Notes, a magazine covering the U.S. union scene, says a Stern resignation will not quell bitter disputes ... More >>
Today's news that Service Employee International Union Boss Andy Stern plans to announce his retirement this week was met with a scathing career obituary from his west coast rival Sal Rosselli, who said Stern will be known for abetting corruption and quashing union democracy while cutting s ... More >>
The National Union Of Healthcare Workers, a renegade splinter union formed in January when the Service Employees International Union ousted the leadership of its 120,000-member United Healthcare West affiliate, claims to be near stealing away 50,000 workers at Kaiser Permanente.The new union is hold ... More >>
This summer, the Service Employees International Union plans to spend some $50 million to ensure passage of a labor-friendly law that would allow any workforce to join a union if more than half of its employees sign a petition. Currently, workers approve whether a union should represent them in elec ... More >>
This just in from our LA Weekly colleague Steven Mikulan: A press release just issued by the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Service Employees Union International announced it has served trusteeship papers on its rebel health-care workers local, known as the United Healthcare Workers-West. Th ... More >>
The leader of an Oakland-based health-care affiliate of the Service Employees International Union said Monday that workers may quit the union en masse if SEIU president Andy Stern follows through on a threat to take over the affiliate. "If the SEIU International forces us into trusteeship, we w ... More >>
Andy Stern, boss of the two-million-member Service Employees International Union, sent an ultimatum Thursday to California health care workers ordering them to accept a deal critics say will undermine the rights of elderly nursing home patients. The ultimatum comes after Stern claimed last fall that ... More >>
Service Employees International President Andy Stern today advanced a threat to dismantle the union's 150,000-member Northern California health care affiliate, announcing plans to move some 65,000 workers into a new group dedicated solely to providers of long-term nursing care. The move is seen in ... More >>
By Matt SmithThe Service Employees International Union plans to spend $50 million during the coming months lobbying for a bill that would make it harder for employers to fight against unionization drives.But critics of the union's national leader, Andy Stern, say ongoing scandals in California may s ... More >>
Will a lobbyist for a local healthcare union extend a bill proven bad for patients' health?
Could there be a secret deal with Arnold on health care that will inflate union rolls?
Week of 4-25-2007
The secret deal worked out between SEIU bosses and nursing home owners denies union members the right to speak out, strike, or protect patients
Week of Wednesday, July 14, 2004
The California service employees' union and the nursing home industry join forces to increase corporate profit, grow union membership, and sell out abused nursing home patients