Hourly employees working for AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) who are represented by the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU) are being treated unfairly. Richard Trumka (head of AFL-CIO) and Mary Kay Henry (president of SEIU) are hypocritical. While these union leaders accuse companies of not sharing their wealth with employees, the AFL-CIO wants to freeze its own employees’ pay for three years and reduce sick leave, while the SEIU has not given its employees a raise or cost of living increase in their pension fund for two years. We all know the flamboyant reaction those unions could have if a company acted that way. But apparently to them, what’s good for the goose is not good for the gander.
Matt Austin owns Austin Legal, LLC, a boutique law firm based in Ohio that limits its representation to employers dealing with labor, employment, and OSHA matters. You can reach Matt by calling him at (614) 843-3041 or emailing him at Matt@MattAustinLaborLaw.com.