Service Employees Union Joins Move to Break Up UNITE HERE

Source: Paul Abowd, Labor Notes, No. 361, April 2009

The months-long tug of war within UNITE HERE continued, as UNITE leaders seceded from the union, embraced a partnership with the Service Employees (SEIU), and signaled they would form a new union to compete for members in HERE’s hotel and gaming jurisdictions–while stripping away as many members as possible on the way out. UNITE and HERE merged in 2004, but their clashes over control of resources and organizing strategy are reaching a fever pitch. Read more.

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