Awkward- SEIU Loses NLRB Case After Defending Unconstitutional BoardOn Feb 27, 2013 All Categories | Latest updates | Union Mismanagement 1 Comment Tags: D.C. Circuit, National Labor Relations Board, NLRB unfair labor practice case, Noel Canning, SEIU Healthcare Michigan, SEIU staff union
“Be careful what you wish for ‘cause you just might get it”- this adage is more than just a catchy lyric from the Pussycat Dolls, it’s words of warning that the SEIU might just be wishing it had followed. The SEIU Healthcare Michigan lost an NLRB unfair labor practice case to their own staff union, and their best way to appeal is to challenge the NLRB’s legitimacy in the DC Federal court- the same one they publicly decried:
The SEIU, which came out against the D.C. Circuit’s January 25, 2013, landmark ruling invalidating three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), now finds itself in a very awkward position: it just lost its own case in a decision last week by that very same Board – which has basically ignored the D.C. Circuit’s Noel Canning v. NLRB ruling and proceeded with “business as usual.”
Now of course the flip side of this is that the NLRB has also issued decisions that have favored the SEIU- cases like where the NLRB forced employers to rehire SEIU employees who abused elderly patients. But such is the price for protecting the interests of an employer- even if the employer is a labor union.