Oh, No, Déjà vu All Over Again for SEIU in California

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Houston  If labor doesn’t have enough problems, all we need is another breakout of internecine warfare. One of the most difficult and divisive disputes in recent decades, since maybe the P9 meatpacking struggle in Minnesota, occurred a half-dozen years ago in Northern California between former SEIU Local 250 renamed SEIU United Healthcare Workers’ West (SEIU-UHW) …

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Fast Food Tradeoff: Less Jobs for Living Wages

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New Orleans   In the national publicity one-day strikes for higher wages of $15 per hour that waved their banners in hundreds of cities around the country, no one really believes that the $15 per hour figure is anything other than a rallying cry or in bargaining terms, a first proposal.   Organizers, including with the Service …

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Kaiser Aftermath: How About Some Competition to Organize Healthcare Workers?

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Little Rock       Probably surprising none of the organizers involved or anyone looking at the campaign, the vote count on the rerun decertification election between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) produced the same result with a wider margin as Kaiser hospital workers in California overwhelming voted for …

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