Whoops: Earvin "Magic" Johnson's name is misspelled on a pro-Bernard Parks mailerâ€‹Unlike in Chicago, dead people can't vote in Los Angeles elections. But they can make endorsements, judging from the latest mailer to hit the streets in the hotly contested campaign between L.A. Councilman Bernard Pa ... More >>
In a telephone press conference held today at his Oakland headquarters, Sal Rosselli was sounding conciliatory. Or was he? Earlier this month, when the executive board of the Service Employees International Union voted to merge three long-term health-care locals into one mega-unit, Rosselli's local, ... More >>
Yesterday an outside arbitrator hired to sort out the accusations, counter-charges and bad blood in general between the United Healthcare Workers-West and its parent union, the Service Employees Union International, issued his report. It fell an inch or two short of calling for the rebellious UHW to ... More >>
The war between the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Service Employees Union International and its huge rebel local, called the United Healthcare Workers-West, continues to heat up. Last week SEIU's international executive board approved the absorption of the 150,000-strong UHW into a 240,000-me ... More >>
Last Friday the Service Employees International Union announced that its executive board had voted to merge three of its California branches of long-term health-care workers into one mega-local. This would add 90,000-members from SEIU state locals 6434 and 521, to the union's 150,000-member United H ... More >>
It seems like only yesterday that Andy Stern, who heads the giant Service Employees International Union (nearly two-million members), shocked the labor movement when, in July, 2004, he told the Washington Post's David Broder that both organized labor and the Democratic Party might be better off with ... More >>
Parks, Ridley-Thomas and a vast labor machine duke it out. What about voters?
Tyrone Freeman seems to be only the tip of the proverbial iceberg at the Service Employees International Union these days. Freeman, if you remember, was the target of an LA Times investigation early this month that found the SEIU Local 6434 president had used hundreds of thousands of dollars in un ... More >>
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