Following an investigation by Payday Report, SEIU has fired one of their staffers over the assault of another staff member within their organization.
Articles by Mike Elk
Payday Report has learned that SEIU allowed a staffer who had been forced to leave one Boston-area SEIU local following an internal investigation to then be rehired at two other SEIU locals in California.
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Payday will continue to focus heavily on the South and new organizing, but our aim will be to connect the struggles of traditional union strongholds of the Rust Belt and Appalachia with those in the South. While the North is being hollowed out and de-unionized, and factories move from North to South, the ranks of organized labor in the South are growing.
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“Instead of addressing issues at the plant, Kumho spent hundreds of thousands of dollars hiring seven full-time union busters to wage psychological warfare and intimidate workers,” said IndustriALL Assistant General Secretary Kemal Özkan. “The union busters lied to workers, telling them they would lose their jobs if they voted for a union. Now the sacking of our brother Mario Smith is totally illegal, immoral and unacceptable.”
Somma says that she has seen far more sophisticated anti-union campaigns, but that she has never seen a campaign as intense as the one in Macon, Georgia. Kumho’s daily anti-union meetings would range from 2 to 3 hours long and lasted for a period of two-and-half weeks.