02/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

SEIU To Call For Firing Of Bank Of America CEO

The labor powerhouse Service Employees International Union will become the first union to call on Bank of America to fire embattled CEO Ken Lewis later this morning, union officials tell me.

What makes this move interesting and unusual is that the SEIU call for Lewis' ouster isn't part of any campaign to organize Bank of America's workers. Instead, it's the first shot in a broader public relations strategy that the big unions are devising to push for passage of the Employee Free Choice Act, a top labor priority.

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