An employer insists that its unionized employees swallow retirement and benefit rollbacks, including deep retiree health care cuts.
The union fights back. It blasts the proposals as promises broken. It appeals to fairness. It questions the employers’ commitment to preserving the middle class.
Now the twist: Service Employees International Union Local 1000, which represents about 95,000 state workers, is pushing for a labor contract that cuts costs. The union pushing back, United Auto Workers Local 2350, bargains for about 150 employees who do staff work for SEIU.Solidarity forever!