Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Happy Birthday, Special Fact Checker!

Who is Eli Kasargod-Staub? He is Andy Stern's fact checker for Tasty's favorite book "A Country the Works."

Tasty has gotten A LOT of feedback after mentioning Eli last week...seems Eli was a Stern Favorite but an example of "totally over-promoted," according to one source.

Eli was brought on to fact check the book, per Anna's memo, but was kept on staff and worked on field research on failed retirement care and nursing home campaigns. While Eli had a fancy (read: made-up Senior Field Coordinator) title, he was a researcher who needed "significant help" getting his work done. When that didn't work out, he was sent to "teach" unions in Australia how to be more strategic. Seems like an excellent use of dues dollars. (Speaking of dues dollars--Eli got a 45% raise this year.)

Apparently, Eli, was a favorite of Nursing Home Alliance architect and Tyrone Freeman Defender Dave Kieffer--who clearly has great taste in people.

...which is all to say: Happy Birthday, Eli!
Tasty hopes Andy Stern doesn't ruin your birthday by making you talk to the Feds on his behalf!