SEIU Code of Ethical Practices and Conflict of Interest Policy
A Summary of the SEIU Code of Ethical Practices and Conflict of Interest Policy
The Service Employees International Union Code of Ethical Practices and Conflict of Interest Policy (Code of Ethics) is grounded in SEIU’s moral purpose and values as spelled out in the SEIU Constitution and Bylaws: a belief in the dignity and worth of workers, a dedication to improving the lives of workers and their families, and the pursuit of justice for all. SEIU members do some of the toughest jobs anywhere, and their dues should be administered with the toughest insistence on honesty, integrity, and openness.
Union members place tremendous trust in their leaders. SEIU elected officers, managers, and staff owe not just fiduciary obligations to union members but, given the moral purpose of our mission, they owe members the highest level of ethical behavior in decision making and financial dealings. Members have a right to have proper stewardship over union resources and transparency in the spending of union dues. Misuse of funds or leadership authority undermines the confidence members have in the Union and weakens it. Corruption in all forms will not be tolerated.