Schadenfreude on Monday Morning: SEIU employees threaten to strike against union
Schadenfreude: pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune.
I got a text this morning alerting me to a potential strike by the people who work as employees for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). From the National Institute for Labor Relations Research:
Perhaps the most decided disadvantage to being a union boss must be that you deal with unionized employees who turn your own tactics against you as an employer. Service Employees International Union bosses were stopped dead in their tracks as they resorted to tactics other employers use to stay in business. The local of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) authorized a strike Tuesday against their employer, The Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Both sides have agreed to go into mediation.
According to politico.com:
OPEIU rejected the SEIU’s last, best and final offer, arguing that the SEIU was cutting the number of union-staffed professional and technical support positions and was outsourcing the work to non-union consultants.
Anyone who follows the Center knows that we have been working for several years on a project called “Employee Freedom.” We shine the light on the dark and dirty cycle of union dues taken from employees to use for the increasingly left-wing agenda of public-sector unions.
So I admit it is a pleasure to see my friends at the SEIU struggling with reductions in revenue due to the Janus v. Afscme decision, and other challenges that all businesses face.
We wish the SEIU employees great success, and pray that the SEIU executives fully appreciate the irony in their situation.
Have a great week!