More details about Dave Regan's secret unionization pact have been revealed by the Los Angeles Times.
In an article published Saturday, the Times confirms that Regan formally agreed to ban strikes by any workers who join SEIU-UHW.
Regan also agreed to end guaranteed wage increases for workers; instead, workers’ wages will be tied to the “quality of care."
According to the LA Times:
According to the LA Times:
In a letter to individual healthcare chief executives on Nov. 21, Regan floated a new agreement that would include partly tying workers' pay to the quality of care, limiting layoffs and promising no strikes.
The latest reports point to the giant elephant in the room: under Regan’s scheme, Duplicitous Dave will “pre-negotiate” all of the workers’ contracts without any input from the workers… or even a ratification vote.
In another new detail, Regan tells the Times he’s willing to spend $24 million of SEIU-UHW members’ dues money to win such a deal from the California Hospital Association:
Regan said the union is prepared to spend $4 million to collect signatures to qualify its measures for the ballot and up to $20 million to campaign for their passage. But the two sides are still talking, and the union could decide to pull the plug on the initiatives.
Regan recently boosted SEIU-UHW members’ maximum dues by $40 per month -- from $84 to $124 -- which will produce a multi-million-dollar windfall for SEIU-UHW's bank account.
Finally, in a repeat performance, Regan and his spokesperson, Steve Trossman, continue to step all over each other in the article. First, Regan dishonestly claims that his ballot initiatives are not designed to win a unionization pact from California’s hospital bosses:
The union disputes Dauner's characterization that the initiatives were filed to force cooperation with its organizing efforts. Dave Regan, the union's president, said Dauner's characterization of the labor group's position is "very narrow, inaccurate and incredibly incomplete."
Next, Trossman makes Regan look like the liar that he is:
In a letter to individual healthcare chief executives on Nov. 21, Regan floated a new agreement that would include partly tying workers' pay to the quality of care, limiting layoffs and promising no strikes.Although Regan's letter does not mention organizing efforts, they have been a "very explicit" part of the negotiations, said Steve Trossman, the union's communications director. "If we could reach an agreement" on the broad labor issues, he said, "then we would definitely consider dropping the initiatives."
It's the Laurel and Hardy show... courtesy of Dave and Steve!
The full article is available at this link on the LA Times website.