SEIU really is a bunch of thugs. Sure, there are good people who joined because they didn’t know who was running the show, but really, there are those in charge who have legions of thugs to harass others into either joining or to get what they want.
When SEIU showed up to organize housekeeping and “support” positions at a hospital where I worked, I was routinely confronted in the parking lot by SEIU representatives. Screamed at in the parking lot…at 8am in the morning (when my shift ended and I was on my way home). Told I had to join the union (“Dude, I’m already part of a union…I’m a nurse…you got the wrong person here”, to which he replied, “then why don’t you want others represented?” and I said, “don’t put words in my mouth”). Backed against my car, spittle flying from angry little faces…not pretty. Yes, they finally got housekeeping and other support people organized, but only because they were afraid not to.