Sore LosersOn May 3, 2016 Latest updates
SEIU lost a unionization election at the University of Southern California. Rather than accept that faculty members did not want what SEIU was selling, the union whined to the NLRB to have the unfavorable election results overturned.
When non-tenure track faculty at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences voted not to join the SEIU Local 721 labor union, supporters of unionization were disappointed. However, they also said they were angry at what they saw as interference with the voting process on the part of the University. After the ballots were counted in February, they brought their complaint to the National Labor Relations Board, claiming that Provost Michael Quick and Academic Senate President Ginger Clark had used threats and last-minute pay raises to convince faculty members not to unionize.