SEIU sweeps up in Science Center unionization vote | Slag Heap

Friday, April 17, 2009

SEIU sweeps up in Science Center unionization vote

Posted By on Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 9:58 AM

Just got word from the Service Employees International Union that the custodial staff at the Carnegie Science Center has officially, and unanimously, voted to unionize.

This is no great surprise: All 10 of the custodial staff signed union cards late last year. The only surprise is that it took so long to ratify that decision. As I first reported here, despite the early unanimous show of support, the Science Center forced the staff to hold an election, which wasn't held until today. (The P-G later followed up with a story here.) 

So congratulations to the SEIU and to its newest members, who will now begin negotiating a contract. And congratulations to the Science Center, I guess, for going another couple months without having to pay its custodians health benefits or a decent salary. 



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