Kaiser Optical workers petition for NUHW

June 7th, 2010

Sonia Askew, Optician, Kaiser South Sacramento“We’re joining NUHW to bring back the strong union we used to have. I’ve been at Kaiser for 14 years, and we’ve always done better than this. People can feel the difference. Our union is weaker because of SEIU. They just can’t deliver, at the bargaining table or day to day in our workplaces.”

A majority of 380 optical workers at Kaiser have submitted a petition to the labor board, asking to change their union from SEIU to NUHW.

By July 3, every remaining SEIU bargaining unit at Kaiser will have petitioned for elections to join NUHW—a total of 47,000 workers. Read more.