Caregivers reject SEIU Local 1021 after union officials pushed them to ratify an incomplete contract and give up their right to choose their union
OAKLAND—More than 1,000 healthcare workers at Alameda County Medical Center (ACMC) have petitioned to join the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), joining almost 500 more who petitioned in early March. Workers say officials at their old union, SEIU Local 1021, tried to take away their right to choose their union by railroading them into a bad union contract that left their health benefits at risk.
Despite SEIU’s desperate attempts to remove elected workplace leaders and destroy their union, stewards pledge to support their co-workers and unite for a strong, democratic voice in NUHW.
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Andy Stern, president of the powerful Service Employees International Union, seems hellbent on using classic corporate raider tactics to bring a huge portion of the U.S. labor movement under his absolute control.
Healthcare union stewards across California gathered in Los Angeles and San Francisco on February 28 to celebrate their victories and plan the next steps of building their new union, NUHW.