Monday, November 28, 2005
SEI Union shows a NEW WAY!
In an era when unions typically face frustration and failure in attracting workers in the private sector, the Service Employees International Union is bringing in 5,000 janitors from several companies at once. With work force experts saying that unions face a slow death unless they can figure out how to organize private-sector workers in big bunches, labor leaders are looking to the
The service employees, which led a breakaway of four unions from the A.F.L.-C.I.O. last summer, has used several unusual tactics in
"It's the largest unionization campaign in the South in years," said Julius Getman, a labor law professor at the
Mr. Getman predicted that the
SEI told the AFL-CIO that they needed to stop pissing away so much of the union dues on lobbying in
Perhaps we are now seeing a clearer picture of what was going on within the unions. Should SEIU have placidly allowed AFL-CIO to continue their conventional but FAILED approach to organizing? Should SEIU have remained under the leadership that had presided of the collapse of the union movement?
Now we see that perhaps it was the AFL-CIO leadership that should have adopted and accepted the new ideas of the SEIU. Imagine how much more could have been accomplished if the entire AFL-CIO had abandoned the failure policy of their old guard and adopted something like the SEIU's approach.
It is important to note that SEIU was VERY successful at organizing new members when they were apart of the AFL-CIO. THEY had a record of success which the AFL-CIO chose to ignore.
Never underestimate the stubbornness of entrenched leadership to cling to their outmoded and ineffective ideas to the bitter end.
If you give money to a democrat they MIGHT look after the unions... though there are plenty of "free" trade, pro-corparate, and sellout dems...
If the republicans get in your LOSE ALL THAT lobbying money. They ain't even going to read your MAIL!
Also how the hell are underpaid workers going to out lobby Large corparations?
If only makes since to spend money on growing the unions and fighting on the local level where WORKERS CAN ACTUALLY SEE the effect their dues are having!!!
Old failing ideas trying to keep their dominance over new effective ideas.
Oh yeah... VOTE COWIE FOR NH SENATE!!!