Courtney resigns from SEIU Over Harassment Allegations

  • October 23, 2017

POLITICO PRO has reported that Fight for $15 architect Scott Courtney resigned today from the Service Employees International Union, according to a statement from a union spokesperson.

Courtney’s resignation comes one week after SEIU President Mary Kay Henry announced his suspension from his position as executive vice president as the union conducted an internal investigation into his conduct. One source within the SEIU told POLITICO last week that the investigation had to do in part with his recent marriage to another union staffer.

In a statement, SEIU spokesperson Sahar Wali said that the investigation began “to look into questions about … potential violations of our union’s anti-nepotism policy, efforts to evade our Code of Ethics and subsequent complaints related to sexual misconduct and abusive behavior towards union staff.”

Wali added that the union will continue the investigation, in spite of Courtney’s resignation.