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SEIU’s Worker Center Shell Game

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SEIU International is moving millions of dollars between Kendall Fells, Fast Food Workers Committee and New York Communities for Change, or NYCC.

As previously reported, SEIU frontman Kendall Fells of a worker’s center called Fast Food Forward has apparently either been part of, or knew before the rest of us, of an investigation and lawsuit by the New York Attorney General. Americans for Limited Government filed a Freedom of Information Law request to find out exactly what happened there.

Fells and SEIU are part of a web of organizations engaged in funding so-called “worker centers.” As we’ve covered before, these worker centers help disguise how much influence the SEIU is having on an issue, and even cover illegal acts made by the worker centers. Here is just one slice of SEIU’s activities from the FOIA, showing just how complicated the money trail can be.

In fiscal year 2013, the SEIU disbursed a total of $1,862,370 to Fast Food Workers Committee, a labor organization/worker center. These disbursements were itemized on the Form LM-2 that SEIU is required to file with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Labor-Management Standards. On that Form LM-2 SEIU listed the address for Fast Food Workers Committee as the same Brooklyn, NY address used by New York Communities for Change, or NYCC.

The LM-2 data for Fast Food Workers Committee, and other labor unions, indicates that $1,964,149 has been disbursed to NYCC, during the 2013 and 2014 fiscal years. The bulk of this, $1,607,692, came from Fast Food Workers Committee in 2013. Here are the amounts disbursed by organization:

Summary of Amounts Disbursed to New York Communities for Change
Organization Name Fiscal Year Amount
AUTO WORKERS AFL-CIO NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 2013 $20,000
COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS AFL-CIO LOCAL UNION 1180 2013 $10,000
COMMUNICATIONS WORKERS AFL-CIO NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 2014 $235,434
FAST FOOD WORKERS COMMITTEE  0 2013 $1,607,692
NEW YORK STATE NURSES ASSOCIATION 2014 $10,000
SERVICE EMPLOYEES LOCAL UNION 32 2013 $10,000
SERVICE EMPLOYEES SYSTEM COUNCIL 2014 $28,750
SERVICE EMPLOYEES SYSTEM COUNCIL 2014 $32,273
TEACHERS AFL-CIO NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 2014 $10,000
Total $1,964,149

The chart below provides a visual representation of the money flow between these entities (click to enlarge).

SEIU New York Communities for Change NYCC Flowchart

 

In addition to money passing between between Fast Food Workers Committee and NYCC, these two organizations also have at least one officer in common. Jonathan Westin, Executive Director for NYCC is also Vice President of Fast Food Workers Committee.

We will continue to monitor and report on these financial and personnel details. All sources for our chart and graph can be found below:

New York Communities for Change 2012 990 Form
Fast Food Workers Committee 2013 LM-2
NYCC New York Communities for Change Payer/Payee Form

SEIU New York Communities for Change Flowchart

SEIU International is moving millions of dollars between Kendall Fells, Fast Food Workers Committee and New York Communities for Change, or NYCC. As previously reported, SEIU frontman Kendall Fells of a worker’s center called Fast Food Forward has apparently either been part of, or knew before the rest of us, of an investigation and lawsuit […]

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Guilty! SEIU 721 Treasurer Cedric Hughes Pleads to $15K Theft

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Cedric Hughes, former SEIU Local 721 treasurer, pleaded guilty to embezzling $15K from union members after indictment on embezzlement, 5 counts wire fraud

SEIU Local 721 former treasurer Cedric Hughes reached a whole new level of brazen, as we wrote earlier, writing unauthorized checks to himself and making withdrawals with the union debit card for himself. He even faked losing his checkbook in a stolen truck when confronted. Now, justice has caught up, and Hughes is pleading guilty to his theft:

On September 8, Cedric Hughes, former treasurer of the United Union of Professionals, also known as Service Employees International Union Local 721, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California to one count of embezzlement of funds from the Los Angeles union in the amount of $15,193.

The bigger issue here is that Local 721’s leadership has some serious explaining to do for his actions of Cedric Hughes. In the swearing-in ceremony, all SEIU Local 721 leadership swore the following oath:

“I will not knowingly wrong a member or see a member wronged if it is in my power to defend him.”

Cedric Hughes did knowingly wrong every member of Local 721. Dues collected by the union came straight from the paychecks of the 71,000 members the union had during Hughes’ tenure. These members trusted the union. This failure also extends to any other member of leadership of the union who did not act to make sure there was an appropriate accounting of this money. Those with the power to act have done their members a disservice.

And at an even higher level, SEIU International Union should have some culpability as well. Hughes’ indictment for fraud came just two months after SEIU Local 6436 former president Tyrone Freeman was sentenced to 3 years in jail for embezzlement and fraud. There needs to be more accountability and responsibility from the top of the organization to make sure all SEIU members are defended from this kind of action.

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Cedric Hughes, former SEIU Local 721 treasurer, pleaded guilty to embezzling $15K from union members after indictment on embezzlement, 5 counts wire fraud SEIU Local 721 former treasurer Cedric Hughes reached a whole new level of brazen, as we wrote earlier, writing unauthorized checks to himself and making withdrawals with the union debit card for […]

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New York AG Colludes with SEIU Frontman on Press Release

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed suit against Papa Johns, cites SEIU Fast Food Forward front man Kendall Fells in press release

The SEIU has been working heavily to mandate unionization through “workers centers,” shell organizations funded by the union, to organize new members in a legal grey area. One such group, Fast Food Forward, has well documented ties to the SEIU and has worked as an organizing arm to push the union’s agenda. So it should not come as any surprise that former SEIU Representative and Fast Food Forward director Kendall Fells is involved with a lawsuit against a fast food chain. What is surprising is that he is so involved with the suit the New York Attorney General actually quotes Fells in a press release from their office (emphasis original):

“Fast-food workers all across the city and country are organizing for higher pay and union rights,” said Kendall Fells, organizing director of Fast Food Forward. “This suit shows why their campaign is so important. And it shows that Attorney General Schneiderman is serious about holding fast-food companies accountable for wage theft. Workers who make the minimum wage, or the even lower tipped minimum, cannot afford to have their employers stealing from their paychecks.”

Our blog has previously covered Kendall Fells’ strategy (and by extension that of the SEIU), leaked in a video posted online, to make the “fight for 15” minimum wage issue actually about unionization. Fells’ quote fits perfectly with his earlier statement, using minimum wages as a front to get access to employee’s pocketbooks through their mandatory dues checks.

But there is a serious ethical concern not only with Fells’ true motives, but with the amount of collusion between himself and the New York AG department:

If Fells was part of the AG’s investigative team and privy to legal actions before they became public, this taints the investigation with the stench of labor union organizing politics.

Unfortunately, the press release issued by the state’s Attorney General announcing a lawsuit and including an advocacy group’s comment lead a reasonable person to believe that there was collusion which may not have been lawful or ethical.

To say this press release stinks of collusion and shady lobbying between an SEIU front group and a legal office is an understatement. Towards that end, Americans for Limited Government is filing a FOIL (Freedom of Information Law) request seeking communications between Fells and the New York AG office. We will be keeping this blog updated with any findings from the inquiry.

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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed suit against Papa Johns, cites SEIU Fast Food Forward front man Kendall Fells in press release The SEIU has been working heavily to mandate unionization through “workers centers,” shell organizations funded by the union, to organize new members in a legal grey area. One such group, Fast Food […]

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SEIU Rep Admits Fight for $15 About Unions, Not Minimum Wage

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Kendall Fells, Service Employees International Union rep, admits SEIU and Fast Food Forward Fight for $15 minimum wage are really about unionizing fast food

In a story broken by RebelPundit, it appears that Kendall Fells, a SEIU Rep and former organizer for Fast Food Forward, has leaked SEIU’s true intentions:

Quote from the video:

Just to be clear, this is not a minimum wage campaign, these fast food workers are not trying to raise minimum wage. They want to sit down with the $200 billion fast food industry and get the money out of their pockets and negotiate a union contract with them.

Fells’ comments were at a September 24th panel at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 44th Annual Legislative Conference called “Working Families Fight Back.”

As we’ve discussed before, the SEIU “Fight for $15” was never about the minimum wage, it was about pulling in more union members. By targeting fast food chains like McDonalds and Burger King with illegal activity in their Fight for $15, they aren’t really trying to get higher wages for workers. In reality, they’re just trying to get more dues from new members.

Increasing the minimum wage is not without consequence, but there may be an even deeper impact of these policies. It may end up that SEIU members get all the dues but none of the extra wages:

Proposition 1 gives employers a break from the minimum wage, the paid sick days and other employee protections – as long as the business is unionized.

That means employers have a big incentive to cozy up with the same labor unions who pushed the idea and have contributed hundreds of thousands to the campaign. It all looks like a nice bit of self-dealing for organized labor.

That’s right- when it comes down to it, the very fast food workers the SEIU is pushing to protest and illegally act may never see the higher wages. The same union will then go to employers and convince them to unionize so they don’t have to abide by the wages they just pushed.

Ultimately, fast food workers may find themselves with less money in their pockets from involuntary dues taken from their paychecks. Meanwhile, their union status means they see none of the additional wages from the “Fight for $15″. It is clear from Kendall Fells’ statement that the SEIU’s priorities only come down to their own wages, not those of their members.

 

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Kendall Fells, Service Employees International Union rep, admits SEIU and Fast Food Forward Fight for $15 minimum wage are really about unionizing fast food In a story broken by RebelPundit, it appears that Kendall Fells, a SEIU Rep and former organizer for Fast Food Forward, has leaked SEIU’s true intentions: Quote from the video: Just […]

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As Predicted, SEIU Promotes Illegal Acts in Protest

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seiu-fight-for-15-illegal-actsAt the Service Employees International Union’s Fast Food Forward organized “March for 15” minimum wage protest, SEIU members broke laws and were arrested.

In our previous article about their strike on fast food chains like McDonalds and Burger King, SEIU Monitor predicted that the SEIU would be using illegal acts to escalate their efforts to unionize the companies.

Not only was that prediction fulfilled in last Thursday’s protest, but the SEIU even had criminals to commit these illegal acts:

Thirty people were briefly taken into police custody after a minimum wage protest outside an east side McDonald’s got out of hand Thursday morning….
Detroit police say of the 30 people placed in handcuffs, 24 were ticketed for disorderly conduct and released. The remain six are being held because they have outstanding warrants, police said.

Despite attempts to inflate the numbers using astroturf health care workers to artificially inflate their numbers, their numbers still only numbered in the dozens in their dozens of protests:

Police handcuffed dozens of protesters who blocked traffic in dozens of cities across the country on Thursday in their latest attempt to escalate efforts to get McDonald’s, Burger King and other fast-food companies to pay employees at least $15 an hour.

In New York, 19 people were arrested on Thursday for blocking traffic, with at least three people wearing McDonald’s uniforms taken away by police officers after standing in the middle of a busy street near Times Square. About two dozen protesters were detained in Detroit after they wouldn’t move out of a street near a McDonald’s restaurant. Others were apprehended by police in Chicago, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami and Denver.

Ultimately, despite the moniker of “civil disobedience”, the SEIU planned and organized illegal acts that undermined their message and may have put customers in danger:

Rob Green, the executive director of the National Council of Chain Restaurants, criticized the sit-ins. “Encouraging activities that put both restaurant workers and their customers in danger of physical harm is not only irresponsible, it’s disturbing,” he said in a statement. “Unions are calling it ‘civil disobedience’ when in reality, this choreographed activity is trespassing and it’s illegal.”

As we have stated previously, these actions make the SEIU appear to be petulant and ineffective. Despite artificially inflating their numbers, very little long-term good has come of the protests. Despite millions of dollars being spent in organizing, there is little visible return for the SEIU’s actions. And above all, these actions significantly undermine the union’s case for providing the best conduit for their membership.

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At the Service Employees International Union’s Fast Food Forward organized “March for 15” minimum wage protest, SEIU members broke laws and were arrested. In our previous article about their strike on fast food chains like McDonalds and Burger King, SEIU Monitor predicted that the SEIU would be using illegal acts to escalate their efforts to […]

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SEIU to Protest Fast Food with Illegal Acts Thursday

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Service Employees International Union backed Fast Food Forward and SEIU’s Fight for 15 plan a protest strike/walkout, illegal acts Thursday, September 4

15-minimum-wage-replacementThe Service Employees International Union and Fast Food Forward is targeting fast food companies like McDonalds and Burger King with illegal acts, escalating their efforts in their “Fight for 15” $15 minimum wage campaign.  In the lead up to tomorrow’s protest, one worker told The Guardian that the union adopted a motion to do “whatever it takes” to achieve their goal:

“Thirteen-hundred workers unanimously adopted a resolution at our convention in July to do whatever it takes to win $15 an hour and union rights, including participating in non-violent, peaceful protests in the tradition of the civil rights movement.”

Despite the call to nonviolence and reference to the civil rights movement, that has not always been the case when the SEIU has been involved. The SEIU’s history is replete with examples of violent behavior and use of threats to get what they want. In fact, the SEIU was quite friendly with the violent protest organizers of Occupy Wall Street, even offering them free office space.

Meanwhile, according to the New York Times, the SEIU will be using home healthcare workers to artificially increase their numbers:

..this time labor organizers plan to increase the pressure by staging widespread civil disobedience and having thousands of home-care workers join the protests….

Some franchise operators have dismissed the walkout, saying that in previous one-day strikes, only a handful of employees at their restaurants walked out, barely disrupting business.

This attempt to artificially inflate their numbers is certainly not new for the SEIU. Previously, protesters have been caught on video admitting to being paid to protest for the union. Using outside, unassociated union members to escalate visibility and pressure when the real numbers would only amount to a handful is par for the course.

Meanwhile, there is increased concern being voiced about whether these efforts have anything to do with what the SEIU is supposed to be about‒helping their own members achieve better wages and working conditions. The SEIU has spent millions in the fast food area, and there is no clear indication the industry will be unionizing any time soon.

In fact, the SEIU’s efforts may be the worst way to endear themselves to the industry, as well as undermine the very employees they say they want to help. An increase of wages to $15 is more likely to result in fewer jobs for workers, as companies like McDonalds and Burger King turn to automation to replace the handfuls of workers who leave their company to protest.  And the SEIU’s efforts polarize the conversation and add potentially violent disruption to the conversation in tomorrow’s protest may backfire, as did the aims of Occupy Wall Street.

Tomorrow’s protest highlights the disconnect in the SEIU between their goals and their members’ needs. They are willing to spend millions on an artificial movement with no clear benefit to their membership, but aren’t willing to consider the consequences for those they say they want to help. Is it any wonder the SEIU continues to shrink?

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Service Employees International Union backed Fast Food Forward and SEIU’s Fight for 15 plan a protest strike/walkout, illegal acts Thursday, September 4 The Service Employees International Union and Fast Food Forward is targeting fast food companies like McDonalds and Burger King with illegal acts, escalating their efforts in their “Fight for 15” $15 minimum wage […]

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70,000 SEIU Local 1199 Members Nearly Go on Strike

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SEIU-Local-1199-strike-nurse-care-for-nyA last minute agreement with League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes kept SEIU Local 1199 from striking at over 100 New York hospitals, endangering patients

The Service Employees International Union Local 1199 has reached a tentative deal with the New York League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes, proposing a four year contract:

The contract covers 70,000 healthcare workers, includes “organizing principles” for union elections in clinics and other settings outside hospitals and would boost wages, but reduce employers’ pension contributions in the final years of the contract to offset the cost.

This is good news for New Yorkers- the union had previously approved a strike order that would have meant 70,000 nurses and healthcare workers would have gone on strike. So what was the underlying issue?

“Inequality is out of control in our country, especially in New York, and it is becoming harder and harder for working people to stay here and thrive,” said George Gresham, President of 1199 SEIU.

So the SEIU Local 1199 President is attempting to score political points from the nebulous concept of “inequality” while directly advocating for a strike that may have led to the deaths of innocent lives in hospitals across New York.

But a closer examination of the new contract gives a conflicting story about the real motivations:

But this was never really about wage increases. The big issue was how large nonprofit health systems would contribute toward the National Benefit Fund, which provides members with health and life insurance and other benefits.

…in the midst of negotiations, both sides realized there was more money in the fund—which pays for benefits such as health care—than had been previously projected. Essentially, claims on the fund were less than expected, according to the 2013 year-end report, giving both sides some room to maneuver.

Ultimately, the “inequality” mentioned by SEIU 1199 President George Gresham was not about making sure SEIU members can “stay and thrive” in New York, it was about dividing the spoils from the benefit fund.

There is still the possibility that the New York League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes does not accept the SEIU Local 1199 offer. If not, this strike may still directly lead to countless deaths and complications. It isn’t hard to imagine the disastrous scene that may be occurring at hundreds of emergency rooms across the state. Lives may even be lost with recovering patients unable to get their life saving medication in time.

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A last minute agreement with League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes kept SEIU Local 1199 from striking at over 100 New York hospitals, endangering patients The Service Employees International Union Local 1199 has reached a tentative deal with the New York League of Voluntary Hospitals and Homes, proposing a four year contract: The contract covers […]

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SEIU Steals Data to Harass Employees, Gets Restraining Order

Dirty tactics | Scandals

SEIU-Local-721-Restraining-Order-SBPEAThe Service Employees International Union SEIU Local 721 stole personnel information from San Bernardino Public Employees Association to harass employees

It seems that the SEIU Local 721 has taken their notoriously aggressive tactics to the next level:

The SEIU, illegally, took the private personnel information of San Bernardino County employees—email address, cell phone number, home addresses and more—to contact them, demanding, threatening and harassing the workers…

What’s more, the SEIU had a restraining order filed and granted against them:

Today San Bernardino County Superior Court Judge Thomas Peterson granted a temporary restraining order requested by San Bernardino Public Employees Association (SBPEA) against the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). SEIU is conducting a decertification campaign against SBPEA to become the collective bargaining representative for more than 11,000 San Bernardino County employees.

In the SEIU Local 721’s attempt to poach San Bernadino’s employees from the SBPEA, it appears they illegally obtained personal home addresses and phone numbers of current SBPEA members. Despite the fact that this information supposed to be confidential, the employees started getting phone calls and mailers from the SEIU. These employees claimed that the communications from the SEIU.

Below is a copy of the restraining order:

  SEIU Local 721 SBPEA San Bernadino Restraining Order

From the document:

SEIU . . . [is] restrained and enjoined from using and disclosing to anyone Plaintiff’s members’ confidential personal information (including, but not limited to, home addresses, home and personal phone numbers, and emergency contact information) that was obtained from the County San Bernardino’s employee records whether such information was obtained from the County of San Bernardino from SEIU, obtained from the County of San Bernardino by any of SEIU’s agents or employees, or obtained from the County of San Bernardino by a third party and provided to SEIU.”

This is not the first time an outside union has attempted to poach workers from the SBPEA. In August of 2013, the IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers) also attempted to decertify the SBPEA. They were not successful.

The SEIU Local 721’s attempt to decertify the SBPEA shows that they are still more intent on growing by annex rather than growing by appeal. Harassing people into joining your union does not turn them into fans of the organization. While they may ultimately vote your way, they will still harbor resentment that can undermine the long term goals of the organization.

What’s more, this means that the SEIU is spending their resources at gaining new members by force, rather than ensuring that their own members are taken care of. If the union were to spend half of the money used to harass potential members on taking care of their own members, they may be able to have a better case to make when trying to get new members. But this approach seems to have fallen by the wayside.

Ultimately, the SEIU’s strategy is failing, and will continue to fail. The overall size of the SEIU is shrinking. Rather than facing the underlying issues of corruption, mismanagement and scandal, they double down on them. Breaking the law again follows a terrible precedent that sadly the SEIU seems bent on not changing anytime soon.

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The Service Employees International Union SEIU Local 721 stole personnel information from San Bernardino Public Employees Association to harass employees It seems that the SEIU Local 721 has taken their notoriously aggressive tactics to the next level: The SEIU, illegally, took the private personnel information of San Bernardino County employees—email address, cell phone number, home […]

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SEIU Joins MoveOn.org, Planned Parenthood to Defend Obamacare

Dirty tactics | Shady Lobbying

The Service Employees International Union joins two partisan powerhouses pushing Obamacare- a policy hiking healthcare costs on their members, causing strikes

SEIU Endorses Obamacare

SEIU Endorses Obamacare

The SEIU was beside itself with the passage of Obamacare, releasing statements about how wonderful it was, even as concerns mounted about potential issues. However, the impact of the policy wasn’t necessarily good for their local unions, as Obamacare raised healthcare costs for local union members.

And yet, the SEIU marched on, even using member’s dues money to pay people off to protest for Obamacare, a practice they frequently accuse their opponents of using called “astroturf.” And it seems they’re going to double down on Obamacare with even more money and membership drives. Via Weaselzippers:

Planned Parenthood Action, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and MoveOn.org are teaming up in an effort to boost the law, and to boost officials who backed it.

SEIU leadership clearly believes Obamacare is best for their membership, despite the fact that their members are seeing a direct cost increase specifically because of the policy. SEIU International is spending their dues money to defend policies costing their membership money. Then, instead of taking responsibility, they call for their membership to strike against their employers to make up the difference.

This reckless policy hawking not only harms their membership, but undermines their case that the SEIU has the best intentions for their members. Rather than advocating for policies that work for their membership, they are letting partisan politics run their advocacy. This is one more sign the leadership is out of touch with their membership, and should be replaced.

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The Service Employees International Union joins two partisan powerhouses pushing Obamacare- a policy hiking healthcare costs on their members, causing strikes The SEIU was beside itself with the passage of Obamacare, releasing statements about how wonderful it was, even as concerns mounted about potential issues. However, the impact of the policy wasn’t necessarily good for […]

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Big Shrinkage at SEIU Healthcare Michigan: Not Just the Pool

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SEIU Healthcare Michigan loses 44,000 members after they were no longer forced to unionize. Worse, Service Employees International Union has shrinkage all over.

As published in NetRightDaily

The SEIU has always been all about using dirty tricks and shady lobbying to accomplish their only real goal- to grow at any cost. But what SEIU Healthcare Michigan did to home healthcare workers in their state has to be one of the dirtiest tricks ever used.

SEIU Healthcare Michigan exploited a legal loophole using the Michigan Quality Community Care Council (MCQ3) to force parents and family of sick children into their union. Families who saved the state thousands of dollars a month by taking care of adult children with disabilities had money taken out of their pockets as they were forced to pay dues to the SEIU. Meanwhile, the SEIU racked up nearly $33 Million in forced dues.

It took a court ruling and a statewide ballot initiative for judges and voters to finally put an end to the SEIU’s disgusting practice. Now that the SEIU has been forced to stop unionizing these families, it seems these healthcare workers are no longer interested in the SEIU’s “services”:

More than 44,000 home-based healthcare workers parted ways with SEIU Healthcare Michigan after learning they did not have to join the union or pay dues, according to reports the union filed with the U.S. Department of Labor.

So SEIU Healthcare Michigan is feeling the icy chill of tens of thousands of members leaving their union. Like the George Costanza character in the Seinfeld TV show, the union is experiencing “significant shrinkage”. But unlike Costanza, the shrinkage isn’t just limited to one area…

Previous articles at the SEIU Monitor have shown that since 2006, membership growth has stalled and as of 2012, the union was losing members. A further examination of the SEIU’s 2013 LM-2 report shows that this trend has continued into 2013- far from being the “Fastest Growing Union” as they claim, the SEIU lost nearly 10,000 members in 2013. When you look at the change in growth numbers for the union, the SEIU is clearly in trouble:

SEIU 2013 LM-2 Data shows the union has continued to decline and actually lost members since 2011.

SEIU- the Fastest Shrinking Union?

This chart shows that while the SEIU lost fewer members in 2013 than they did in 2012, they are still losing members at a considerable rate. In fact, the union has not gained a net total of members since 2011. This is problem they can’t just ascribe to the cold. Due to repeated SEIU scandals and union mismanagement, it seems the union’s policy of “add members at any cost” has backfired.

The union that calls itself the “Fastest growing union” should be watching out. With a significant shrinkage problem, they’ll find themselves becoming the “fastest shrinking union” before too long.

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SEIU Healthcare Michigan loses 44,000 members after they were no longer forced to unionize. Worse, Service Employees International Union has shrinkage all over. As published in NetRightDaily The SEIU has always been all about using dirty tricks and shady lobbying to accomplish their only real goal- to grow at any cost. But what SEIU Healthcare […]

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