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megimoo
03-18-2011, 12:50 AM
"Sodexo Sues SEIU Under Federal RICO Statute Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization"

The American unit of French catering giant Sodexo SA on Thursday filed a civil racketeering lawsuit accusing the Service Employees International Union of engaging in illegal tactics in its efforts to unionize workers.

The company levied numerous charges accusing the union of threats concerning employees and company property, engaging in illegal tactics to steer business away from Sodexo and attempting to publicly tarnish its reputation.

The lawsuit is the latest twist in a fight over a bid by SEIU to represent some of the 80,000 of Sodexo's hourly employees who are not union members, a multi-year effort by the union. Some 18,000 hourly employees are union members.

"We work constructively with unions every day but the SEIU has crossed the line by breaking the law," Robert Stern, general counsel for Sodexo USA, said in a statement. "We will not tolerate the SEIU's tactics any longer."

http://westlawnews.thomson.com/National_Litigation/News/2011/03_-_March/Sodexo_sues_union_under_federal_racketeering_statu te/

Odysseus
03-18-2011, 09:12 AM
"Sodexo Sues SEIU Under Federal RICO Statute Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organization"

The American unit of French catering giant Sodexo SA on Thursday filed a civil racketeering lawsuit accusing the Service Employees International Union of engaging in illegal tactics in its efforts to unionize workers.

The company levied numerous charges accusing the union of threats concerning employees and company property, engaging in illegal tactics to steer business away from Sodexo and attempting to publicly tarnish its reputation.

The lawsuit is the latest twist in a fight over a bid by SEIU to represent some of the 80,000 of Sodexo's hourly employees who are not union members, a multi-year effort by the union. Some 18,000 hourly employees are union members.

"We work constructively with unions every day but the SEIU has crossed the line by breaking the law," Robert Stern, general counsel for Sodexo USA, said in a statement. "We will not tolerate the SEIU's tactics any longer."

http://westlawnews.thomson.com/National_Litigation/News/2011/03_-_March/Sodexo_sues_union_under_federal_racketeering_statu te/

Can't wait to see what Holder does when this hits the courts.

NJCardFan
03-18-2011, 09:18 AM
Can't wait to see what Holder does when this hits the courts.

He'll shoot it down of course.

JB
03-18-2011, 07:11 PM
A RICO suit. That's brilliant. Why did no one think of this sooner.

Novaheart
03-18-2011, 07:58 PM
Who knew a French company could be selected for American military installations? What next? A Turkish computer consultant?

Odysseus
03-18-2011, 11:38 PM
Who knew a French company could be selected for American military installations? What next? A Turkish computer consultant?

It's food service. French food service. The sauces are awesome. :D