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July 1st, 2015

“Corporate Collaborator” Dave Regan undercut by SEIU International; SEIU-UHW members caught in crossfire

“In the labor movement, there are two kinds of leaders — those who fight big corporations, and those who collaborate with them,” Consumer Watchdog President Jamie Court wrote in the Huffington Post this week. “The poster child for the collaborators just had half his membership taken away. “David Regan, head of United Healthcare Workers West, […]


July 1st, 2015

Pawns in SEIU’s Game

By Cal Winslow (Originally published by CounterPunch, BeyondChron, and ZNet.) California’s healthcare unions are being reorganized. Again! The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), still the country’s second biggest union at just under 2 million members, has announced the creation of a new local union: statewide Local 2015 with 280,000 members, now set to be the […]


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June 18th, 2015

Healthcare workers call on Attorney General, state regulators to issue injunction to block California Hospital Association’s whistleblower gag clause

Healthcare workers call on Attorney General, state regulators to issue injunction to block California Hospital Association’s whistleblower gag clause Secret agreement with state’s largest healthcare labor union bars caregivers from reporting patient-care violations to government agencies, media Previously unreleased “Code of Conduct” has far-reaching ramifications for California healthcare consumers EMERYVILLE — The National Union of […]


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June 8th, 2015

Kaiser rewards complicit unions with “hush money,” retaliates against workers and advocates who expose violations of state law and poor patient care

Press release, June 8, 2015 Kaiser rewards complicit unions with “hush money,” retaliates against workers and their advocates who expose violations of state law and poor patient care EMERYVILLE — Over the weekend, California’s largest healthcare provider, Kaiser Permanente, settled a contract with unions that comprise its Labor–Management Partnership (LMP). The new agreement includes wage […]


June 4th, 2015

LaborNotes: Will Kaiser’s Labor Partnership Crack?

Earlier this04 week, LaborNotes posed the question: “Will Kaiser’s Labor Partnership Crack?” The Labor–Management Partnership has been co-opted by Kaiser and SEIU–UHW to the detriment of the workforce. From LaborNotes: Sophia Simms Walker, a ward clerk/transcriber in Labor and Delivery who’s put in 26 years at Kaiser, served on SEIU–UHW’s bargaining committee last time around. The […]