Rice & Roses #1223 : Union Profile: The Service Employees International Union
Program begins with a prerecorded interview with International President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) John J. Sweeney and SEIU Executive Director District 925 Jacquelyn Ruff. The local in-studio discussion is hosted by Chris Conybeare with guests President SEIU Local 556 Larry Ah Nee, Business Agent SEIU Local 556 Debbie Page, and Chief Shop Steward at the Navy Exchange Rita Kaneko. Sweeney and Ruff give overviews about their roles and what the SEIU and District 925 does. The panel of Ah Nee, Page, and Kaneko discuss the more local aspects of the union, the membership, and activities the union has handled. Topics include: Tactics used by employers to bust unions, who is represented by the SEIU, solidarity, right to strike, Reaganomics, U.S. economy, and sale of federal property. Recorded on March 16, 1982.
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