September 4, 2008: The Service Employees International Union announced it will seek the advice of Teamsters for a Democratic Union as it forms a commission on ethics and democracy within the union.
The move follows a series of problems involving SEIU officials—including corruption scandals involving high-ranking officers, as well as a move by the International Union to put a very large local headed by dissident officers into trusteeship.
The SEIU announced the formation of the commission on ethics and democracy, and that it will seek input from Teamsters for a Democratic Union and the Association for Union Democracy, in reports in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Wall Street Journal.
Click here to read "Union Seeks Stronger Ethics Rules Amid Scandals" in the New York Times.
Click here to read "SEIU president says he will seek aid from labor reform groups" in the Los Angeles Times.