05.15.2013 1

New ALG Study Shows: SEIU is on the Decline

The SEIU has long bragged about being the fastest growing union in the nation.  The truth is actually quite the opposite.  According to a recent ALG study, the SEIU is actually on the decline, and has never reached the numbers it brags about.

Service Employees International Union’s 2012 LM-2 Shows Membership Dropped By Nearly 45 Thousand Members- The First Drop In 8 Years. The SEIU Is In Trouble.

LM-2 reports show that for the first time in 8 years, the SEIU’s membership has actually decreased, and by nearly 45,000 members. This continues our series examining LM-2s. Last week’s article showed reckless spending by the SEIU far and above what they brought in.

Looking at reports dating back from 2006, the SEIU shows steady growth each year. This trend continues until the 2012 LM-2 report was released:

The SEIU's Rate of Growth and Decline from 2006 to 2012 shows a steady, regular growth every year until 2012.

SEIU’s Rate of Growth/Decline, 2006-2012

This directly contradicts the long-standing claims that the SEIU has made about their growth. As of the posting of this article, the SEIU’s own website is still claiming they are the fastest-growing union:

“The Service Employees International Union is the fastest-growing union in North America, focused on uniting workers in the key service sectors to improve their lives and the services they provide.”

As the SEIU is not actually growing per their 2012 LM-2, this claim is now provably false. In fact, they can’t even claim they are the least quickly shrinking union- the United Food and Commercial Workers lost fewer workers at13,000 workers last year.

The union’s website also currently lists their mission statement, which claims the union has 2.1 million members represented:

“We are the Service Employees International Union, an organization of 2.1 million members united by the belief in the dignity and worth of workers and the services they provide and dedicated to improving the lives of workers and their families and creating a more just and humane society.”

Read the rest of the story to see the analysis of their faulty numbers and even more information about the SEIU.

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