SEIU Says Rival Union Deal Would Set Poor Precedent
Leaders of the Service Employees International Union Local 721 in Los Angeles are criticizing a contract proposal being voted on by the Engineers and Architects Association union that would have members of the engineers' union pay higher health care costs. SEIU Local 721 argues that the proposal contains "unprecedented and dangerous" concessions by union members. Health care costs in Los Angeles are expected to grow from $361 million to $514 million across five years, according to budget analysts, and city officials view the contract proposal as one way to rein in costs.
- "SEIU Attacks Rival Union's Tentative Deal With L.A." (Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 7/27).