More SEIU Articles

  • Illinois extends Supreme Court Harris v. Quinn ruling to daycare providers

    One month after the Supreme Court ruled that Illinois cannot force state-subsidized home health care workers to pay union dues, the state has agreed to extend the reach of that ruling to state-subsidized home day care providers as well.

  • NLRB rules against McDonald's in major labor law case

    In a major victory for Big Labor, the National Labor Relations Board ruled against McDonald's Corp. in a class action suit brought by union activists. The decision is also a potentially major rewrite of federal law regarding business franchising.

  • Will the NLRB super-size Big Labor's fast food industry push?

    Big Labor has put a lot of time and money behind unionizing the fast food industry but hasn't had much to show for it so far. But, they might get a lucky break when a federal government agency decides a case that could rewrite corporate franchising law.

  • Big Labor's big problems with the Supreme Court

    About the best thing that Big Labor can say about the recently concluded Supreme Court term is that it could have been much worse for them.

  • Union leaders having a hard time talking about Harris v. Quinn

    It's not easy to make to a convincing argument that labor organizations should have the right to extract money directly from the paychecks of people who don't want to be union members in the first place, which is ultimately what Harris v. Quinn was about.

  • Despite Supreme Court ruling, Illinois caregivers still obligated to meet with union

    A Supreme Court majority may have said Monday that Illinois cannot force state-subsidized home healthcare workers to support a union, but that doesn't mean that state officials will make it easy for those workers to be left alone.

  • Media Matters staff votes to unionize

    After months of sometimes bitter wrangling between the staff and management, workers for the liberal media watchdog group Media Matters for America voted Monday to join the Service Employees International Union. "I am thrilled that the employees at Media Matters have chosen to join us at SEIU...

  • How a suburban homemaker humbled Illinois and Big Labor

    Pam Harris, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case Harris v. Quinn, was watching the news Monday with some of her co-plaintiffs when the announcement came that they had won. As the verdict was being read, one of the co-plaintiffs whispered into Harris' ear, "It looks like they knocked on...

  • Supreme Court strikes two big blows for freedom: Examiner Editorial

    The Supreme Court issued two crucial opinions, Burwell vs. Hobby Lobby and Harris v. Quinn. Both rulings protect constitutionally guaranteed individual freedoms that Democratic politicians seek to compromise.

  • Did caregivers in Illinois ever back a union in the first place?

    Illinois' own official legal brief in a case before the Supreme Court, known as Harris v. Quinn, raises the question of whether the Service Employees International Union ever had the support of a majority of the caregivers it forced to join a union in the first place.

  • Only a quarter of Illinois home day care providers backed unionization

    Did a majority of Illinois day care providers ever really want to join the Service Employees International Union? That's the interesting question raised by a recent report from the conservative Illinois Policy Institute. In 2005, the state recognized the SEIU as the exclusive bargaining...



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