Union allies gather to support NUHW, undeterred by SEIU violence
November 26th, 2009
As union leaders, elected officials, and community allies gathered this month to support healthcare workers, paid SEIU staff tried to deter them with violence and empty threats.
Yesterday, the Los Angeles Times reported SEIU’s threat against California Democratic Party Chair John Burton for his support of NUHW, and Burton’s response:
Burton said that he was championing union workers “when [SEIU’s national president] Andy Stern was in college.” He hailed the breakaway union’s leader, Sal Rosselli, as a lifelong friend and “one of the strongest labor leaders in this state.”