[Ed. – Presumably, this is a strategic move by SEIU to avoid paying out the damages as ordered. That doesn’t mean there will be no payout, but it does mean the janitorial company will have to get in line for its share, in a bankruptcy settlement. Still, it never hurts to see SEIU lose one. These are the purple-shirted thugs who go around beating people up in the street for exercising free speech.]
The Texas chapter of one of the nation’s most powerful unions filed for bankruptcy after losing a multi-million dollar lawsuit for its smear campaign against a Houston janitorial company.
A jury ordered Service Employees International Union Texas, also known as SEIU District Five, to pay Professional Janitorial Service of Houston $7.8 million in September for making false claims about the company during a campaign to rally support from workers and local activists.
A Texas judge rejected the union’s request for a mistrial on November 15 and ordered it to hand over files associated with the case to the company for discovery.
The union said that filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection reflects the best interests of its members given the costly judgement.