Looks like the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is running into a bit of a quandary in its attempts to reduce its staff by 75. According to the WaPo:
of practices that some businesses use — laying off workers without
proper notice, contracting out work to temp firms, banning union
activities and reclassifying workers to reduce union numbers.
"It's completely hypocritical," said staff union President Malcolm
Harris. "This is the union that's been at the forefront of progressive
issues, around ensuring that working people and working families are
taken care of, but when it comes to the people that work for SEIU, they
haven't set the same standards."
Looks like SEIU is engaging in many of the same practices that they often criticize employers for doing.
will not be guaranteed jobs at local chapters. In the case of
organizers who are rehired by local chapters, he said the SEIU national
office would still subsidize their salaries and help supervise them,
but by classifying them as working for local chapters, they would no
longer be covered by Harris's union.
So SEIU is basically jerking people around in order to avoid dealing with them as union members.
Anyone find this as hysterical as I do?