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SEIU’s Sexual Harassment Scandal Grows As Fifth Official is Fired

Pedro Malave of the SEIU’s United Service Workers West (USWW) is the fifth union official to be fired following accusations of sexual harassment.

By NTK Staff | 11.20.2017 @4:59pm
SEIU’s Sexual Harassment Scandal Grows As Fifth Official is Fired

The SEIU remains embroiled in a growing sexual harassment scandal that has seen top officials resign or be fired.

Pedro Malave of the SEIU’s United Service Workers West (USWW) in California recently became the fifth union official to be fired after documents received by Payday Report found that he sexually assaulted a female coworker on two occasions as an Assistant Director at the SEIU’s 32BJ local in New England.

Daria Alladio, the union’s administrative director at the time said her first encounter with Malave in 2008 left her “scared” and “terrified” of him after he “stuck his hand up her skirt and put his hand in-between her butt cheeks.” A second encounter in 2014 proved even more disturbing, as Alladio alleged she was awoken twice in the middle of the night by Malave masturbating on her face after she allowed him and another SEIU staffer to sleep at her apartment when they were too drunk to drive home.

While appreciative of the USWW’s firing of Malave, Alladio remains concerned about the fact that the union rehired Malave after an internal investigation found that he had sexually assaulted her.

She was also “shocked and disheartened” by 32BJ President Hector Figueroa’s callous comments defending the union’s hiring of workers who have records of sexual harassment and assault:

“I was shocked and disheartened after hearing Hector Figueroa’s statement today,” Alladio wrote. “Certainly wrongdoing exists on a spectrum, but we are not talking about a manager who stole a stick of bubblegum when he was 17. We are talking about a manager who repeatedly sexually assaulted me. We are talking about a man who continued to be hired into management positions — positions of power— at social justice institutions, after committing sexual assault.”

The SEIU’s firing of Malave is the latest strike against the union that represents a majority female workforce and that claims to advocate for worker protections against workplace sexual harassment and assault.

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