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Union Trying to Organize Silicon Valley Security Guards Threatens Apple, Inc. with Lawsuit under California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

I have been compiling a list of union-instigated activity in 2013 involving the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (See Revised List of Union Actions in 2013 Under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) at www.UnionWatch.org.) In a practice sometimes called “greenmail,” unions exploit CEQA to attain economic objectives from public agencies and private developers that are unrelated to environmental protection.

The latest example (the 24th I’ve discovered this year) is a threat from the Service Employees International Union-United Service Workers West against a massive proposed project for Apple, Inc. called Apple Campus 2 in Cupertino. The SEIU-USWW is trying to organize employees of companies that provide security under contract to the major companies in Silicon Valley, including Apple.

Read my October 19, 2013 article Union Threatens to Block Apple, Inc. “Spaceship” with Environmental Lawsuit at www.UnionWatch.org.

News Coverage

Anticipation High for Apple Spaceship Approval, But Questions Linger – Silicon Valley Business Journal – October 14, 2013

Source Documents

SEIU-USWW Letter on Draft Environmental Impact Report for Apple 2 Campus

SEIU-USWW Letter on Final Environmental Impact Report for Apple 2 Campus