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Saturday, March 28, 2009

One Union Reaps What It Sowed

Union employees picket their own union
By SAM HANANEL Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sometimes even unions have union problems. Dozens of employees of the Service Employees International Union are picketing their own union over its decision to lay off about 75 workers.

The staffers marched outside SEIU headquarters in Washington chanting, "Justice for all, not just some."

The Union of Union Representatives, which represents SEIU organizers and field staff, has filed unfair labor practice charges and age and race discrimination claims against the union.

SEIU spokeswoman Michelle Ringuette calls the complaints meritless and says the layoffs were made because the union is shifting organizing work away from its national office to local unions.

She calls the protest "a sign of a thriving Democratic movement" and says the union hopes to work out the dispute.

© 2009 The Associated Press.


My Thoughts

This is just delicious seeing the union turns on itself. It couldn't happen to a nicer organization.

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