Saturday, March 19, 2011
SEIU Is Being Sued for Extortion
Just when you thought there wasn't any justice in the world something pops up that gives you hope.
SEIU, Service Employees International Union, has been well known for their intimidation tactics against not only businesses but other unions in order to get what they want. Finally someone else is calling them out for that behavior.
According to The BLT, the Largest Food Service Company in the United States is suing SEIU for Extortion:
"Sodexo, Inc., one of the largest food service and facility management companies in the United States, is accusing the Service Employees International Union of orchestrating a massive extortion scheme in order to unionize the corporation’s 80,000 non-unionized employees. The SEIU is fighting back, claiming the lawsuit is a smokescreen to draw attention away from Sodexo’s anti-union activities.
In a complaint filed yesterday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Sodexo – a domestic subsidiary of French multi-national corporation Sodexo S.A. – is suing the SEIU and affiliated labor organizations under federal racketeering laws.
“This case is not about traditional union organizing. It is about a group of powerful labor organizations that have abandoned the traditional legal framework for organizing employees into unions, in favor of old-fashioned, strongarm tactics to get what they want,” the company argues in the complaint."
It's good to see companies who are not afraid to call out SEIU for what they really are...
A Mafia type organization that intimidates anyone who gets in their way.