Nov 16, '02
"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
Nov 23, '02
<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