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Unionized SEIU workers announce strike, highlighting union’s hypocrisy

Service Employees International Union (SEIU), who claims to fight for a society “where all workers are valued and all people respected” is in hot water with its own employees for using “corporate tricks and delay tactics.”

Employees at the Washington, D.C. headquarters announced the strike against their employer, the union, on Twitter on May 9. They demanded labor leaders “practice what they preach” by “investing in union jobs, ensuring we have wages that keep up with inflation, and bargain in good faith instead of using delay tactics that we see from corporations who bust our unions.”

In 2019, SEIU employees accused the union of “union busting,” claiming SEIU “dismissed some workers and falsely classified senior staffers as managers ineligible to collectively bargain,” the Washington Times reported. They also claimed that SEIU “has even outsourced office work in order to undermine their bargaining unit.”

The issue goes further than just the D.C. headquarters.

In February, two former SEIU staffers in Los Angeles said they were fired in retaliation for their role in strike just a few weeks prior.

Isabel Blank

Isabel Blank is Communications Director at Americans for Fair Treatment, a community of current and former public-sector employees offering resources and support to exercise their First Amendment rights. Prior to joining Americans for Fair Treatment in 2021, Isabel worked in media relations at Travelers Insurance and held government affairs and communications roles with Yankee Institute. She has a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Spanish, both from the University of Connecticut (Go Huskies!). Isabel loves Crossfit and supporting her local Connecticut breweries.