You have never seen such a boss campaign
I have been involved in the labor movement for over thirty years, across varied industries, working from the front lines to the executive offices of some mighty fine unions.
I was offered a job with SEIU and was told that work life balance was important to them to attract and retain talent. I took a cut in pay, but could afford to do so and wanted to work in the field again.
I cannot believe the hypocrisy that I witness daily. The unbelievable hours, the lame reasons for the low pay and long hours, the unrealistic goals, the constant threat of job loss, the patronizing forced discussions, the lack of any honor, the non reality of any respect for seniority, and a propaganda machine that is so well oiled as to border on insanity,
I have believed in the "movement" for my entire working life and I always had a contract to assure that we had what we fight so hard for our members to have. The most basic of those being good pay, respect in the workplace and decent work hours that allow us to pay more than lip-service to the concept that "family comes first!"
I have paid dues since entering SEIU employ but have never had the protections of a contract. A group of experienced hard working staff members decided it was time to change that. The push back was unbelievable. You have never seen such a boss campaign in your life. Complete disregard for EFCA ! Hypocrites! These bastards used every trick in the book and could teach some of the worst bosses out there how to most successfully subvert a union.
They of course will claim that a "majority" of staff were not interested, and I guess when you count all of the supervisors, managers and directors that weighed in, that could be true. And don't forget the folks that didn't even work for us that got to cast their vote. The maintenance crew from across the street :-), (sarcasm, but just barely) who was invited to sit in, and any other warm body who would spew the crap that they were told to spew and vote the way that they were told to vote. What a circus and what a riot.
Strap yourself onto the intravenous purple kool aid machine where you will learn that the "movement" truly requires this sacrifice from it's staff or the movement will collapse!!!!!!! The sky will fall! the conservatives will take over, yada yada yada.
What utter hogwash! if Stern and this type of tolerated behavior is the direction of the labor movement today...I'm OUT!