April 30th, 2015

California healthcare workers fight for a union that will fight for them

Another Rebellion in SEIU: California healthcare workers fight for a union that will fight for them By Cal Winslow Published April 30, 2015, in CounterPunch Just what does “employee free choice” mean? In theory, it means allowing workers the choice, to be union or not. It also means restricting the rights of the employers to interfere […]


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March 23rd, 2015

Daughters of Charity workers call on SEIU-UHW to drop challenge to union election results

Regional NLRB office declares NUHW winner of March 2014 election at Seton Medical Center (Daly City) and Seton Coastside (Moss Beach), urges national office to certify result NLRB Region 20 overrules all of SEIU–UHW’s objections, says challenged ballots would not affect outcome   EMERYVILLE — On Monday, March 16, the National Labor Relations Board’s Region […]


November 3rd, 2014

SEIU, Kaiser collude to defeat Proposition 45

Some of the strangest bedfellows in this political season are in the healthcare industry. SEIU, California’s largest healthcare workers union, and Kaiser Permanente are colluding to defeat Proposition 45. Kaiser’s motivation is obvious — it wants to prevent public scrutiny of its premium increases. SEIU’s motivation stems from a corrupt deal it recently signed with […]


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August 12th, 2014

SEIU and the California Hospital Association: How NOT to save the labor movement

This story was originally published at BeyondChron.com. By Cal Winslow The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) thrives on the big splash. It is almost clocklike in the regularity with which it proclaims its latest plans to revolutionize labor relations and save the labor movement. So here we go again. Its most recent plan rises from […]


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January 21st, 2011

SEIU Collusion with Sutter Denies Workers Their Fair Choice of Unions at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Ballot counting ended today for 1,100 employees at three campuses of Sutter-owned Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in an election between SEIU-UHW and NUHW. The National Labor Relations Board completed the vote count with a final tally of 510 for SEIU to 448 for NUHW, with 21 votes for “No union.” “I’m proud of the […]