SEIU never disappoints in setting an example of how Big Labor can come up with new ways to climb into the pockets of the private sector. This time, Andy Stern has joined the Board of Cambier Education, a California-based organization funded by the venture philanthropy group New Schools Venture Fund. At a time when SEIU is pushing hard to organize independent charter schools, this is quite significant.
For a deep dive into one of Stern’s last ‘great decisions,’ check out this article on SEIU’s trusteeship takeover of the United Healthcare Workers, and the ramifications of the last decade.
Speaking of SEIU-UHW West, another one of its units has voted to decertify.
SEIU Local District 1199 may be facing a similar fate over at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, where 90 caregivers and union members are missing out on a pay raise.