I'm ready to leave EAA and join SEIU. What's the next step? The next step is to add your name to the growing list of your colleagues who are calling for an election to decertify EAA and recognize SEIU as your official bargaining representative. You do this by signing a card.
What happens to our current MOU and negotiated raises if we leave EAA and join SEIU? Would we still be under same MOU terms or would SEIU negotiate a new contract? Until L.A. city professionals determine – in a transparent and empowering process – what a new collective bargaining agreement should include, the current contract remains in place.
How do L.A. professionals know that SEIU won't make concessions in bargaining? Members’ hands-on involvement in bargaining teams ensures that the final negotiated contract is the best possible, and that no concessions are made. Members ratify the contract – in a real election, not an EAA-style election.
What can SEIU do to prevent and stop EAA harassment during a campaign? All employees have a right to their opinion and free speech concerning the question of union representation. If individuals or groups cross the line by engaging in threatening or abusive conduct at the work place, the City has a duty to ensure a safe work place. If the City fails to perform its duty, SEIU will assess the situation with the affected employees and take any necessary actions such as proceeding up the chain or filing appropriate legal action.
What will SEIU do if an employee believes their Department is violating their rights based on decertification activity? The first step would be to assess the factual situation. This is usually done between the affected employees and the Union staff but legal counsel is available when necessary. SEIU will provide representation during any investigatory interviews or other proceedings if there is a connection between any protected activity and the employer action. SEIU will take actions such as filing an unfair practice claim if the facts support such an action.
Now. Take the above quote, and substitute "NUHW" for "SEIU", and "SEIU-UHW" for "EAA". Does anyone think that the Purple Plague would be anywhere near as supportive of the rights of a majority of UHW members to tell SEIU to go pound sand?