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SEIU Ousts Senior Leaders for Abusive Behavior Toward Women

  • ‘Serious problems’ brought to light, second-biggest union says
  • Executive vice president Scott Courtney resigned last week
Service Employees International Union headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

Service Employees International Union headquarters in Washington, D.C. 

Photographer: Tripplaar Kristoffer/SIPA/Sipa USA via AP Photo

The Service Employees International Union, the second-largest labor union in the U.S., has fired a senior staff member and accepted the resignation of another following allegations of workplace harassment at the organization.

“These personnel actions are the culmination of this stage of the investigation which brought to light the serious problems related to abusive behavior towards staff, predominantly female staff,” an SEIU spokeswoman said in an email.