April 1st, 2009

500 San Francisco homecare workers petition to join NUHW

IHSS Consortium workers join 92,000 Kaiser, hospital and nursing home workers in effort to leave SEIU and join the National Union of Healthcare Workers

SAN FRANCISCO—More than 500 homecare workers at San Francisco’s In-Home Supportive Services Consortium petitioned on Monday to join the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW). Caregivers say they’re getting rid of their old union, SEIU, so they can stay united with the 92,000 other California healthcare workers who are also seeking to join NUHW.

April 1st, 2009

1,000 more workers at Alameda County Medical Center petition to join NUHW

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.

March 31st, 2009

Shop stewards fight back

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.

March 28th, 2009

Behind the News: Steve Early on labor’s prospects and SEIU’s rampage

Segment begins at 39:15 — Click to listen On Behind the News, Doug Henwood interviews labor journalist Steve Early about the labor movement’s hopes and SEIU’s destructive rampage against other unions. Source: … keep reading >

March 25th, 2009

Juan Gonzalez: SEIU president goes to the extreme

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.