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Media Matters To SEIU: Don't Unionize Us, Bro?

The hypocrisy could not be more evident as reports indicate Media Matters for America is resisting efforts by Service Employees International Union Local 500 to unionize its employees. Heck, next thing you know, they'll be asking them for a higher minimum wage.

Last week, the union filed a representation petition with the National Labor Relations Board, indicating that the nonprofit media watchdog organization rejected an effort by the union to organize MMFA's staff through a Card Check election.

The filing indicates that MMFA is not simply accepting Local 500 efforts in their regard. Meanwhile, MMFA has lawyered up and isn't talking, for now.

The nonprofit media watchdog group has hired the law firm Perkins Coie, which specializes in representing management in labor disputes, to represent it before the board.

Neither Media Matters for America nor Local 500 responded to requests for comment.


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