SEIU Accused of "Gross Violations of Law" by Another Labor Union

Lawyers representing the the big labor National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) filed charges with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) over financial ties between Bank of America and the Washington, D.C.-based Service Employees International Union (SEIU) that may be gross violations of federal labor laws. 

The charges allege that Charlotte, N.C.-based Bank of America, whose 234,000 employees SEIU has taken steps to force into a union, offered SEIU at least $88 million in prohibited financial support in the form of loans. Federal law bars loans, gifts and other financial ties between employers and unions attempting to organize their employees. Unions that take money from the companies whose workers they seek to represent are considered “employer-dominated unions.”