we have talked about SEIU here in past

  1. http://www.post-gazette.com/business...1115seiup2.asp
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  3. by   sjoe
    "What we have found time and time again is that the locals that are single-industry locals are the ones that succeed. They're the ones that win for our members," Tom Hoffman, a co-trustee of Local 585, said yesterday."

    It isn't a matter of being single-industry or not, but of how much and in what areas the union supports its PAYING members.

    My experience has been that SEIU:

    1) is even less responsive to members than facility management,
    2) it supports pay and benefits to some degree but
    3)will not stand up against abusive and/or incompetent management.

    My experience with CNA has been even worse--they are all but useless--and this is a single-industry union.

    Give me the Teamsters any time, since management repeatedly shows it responds only to fear.
    Last edit by sjoe on Nov 16, '02
  4. by   rebelwaclause
    CNA Useless?...Really? (I'm really asking a question - Not trying to be funny or sarcastic!).

    CNA always seem to be so "member" oriented. They DOG SEIU every chance they get, which I guess in retrospect is an attempt to protect its own.

    Point #3 about SEIU is EVERY true! Why is that?

    Good post SJoe!
  5. by   -jt
    <Point #3 about SEIU is EVERY true! Why is that?>

    Because they have what they call a "partnership" with their hospitals wherein they & the hospitals agreed to interact in a less confrontational manner towards each other & in return, the hospitals agreed to not interfer with the union's organizing at their facilities. Some people have criticized these partnership. If youre interested, you can find a lot of articles about it if you do a search for "Seiu partnerships".
    Last edit by -jt on Nov 23, '02

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