Check out the latest development in California.
Workers at Kaiser Permanente are getting increasingly angry about the HMO’s plans to lay off more than 1,000 workers. NUHW is blasting the layoffs, pointing out that Kaiser has pocketed $8.2 billion in profits since 2009 and is giving massive pay increases to Kaiser's fatcat execs.
Meanwhile... Dave Regan and his partnership pals are getting nervous about the angry Kaiser workers.
What to do?
Regan and Co. are beating a hasty retreat from the layoff deal that THEY secretly negotiated with Kaiser, without doing anything that would actually stop the layoffs!
Today, UNAC -- an AFSCME local that represents RNs and professionals in Southern California -- sent an email to its membership announcing that UNAC is “withdrawing from partnership activities” until the problem is resolved.
Sounds dramatic, right? So what does it actually mean?
As far as Tasty can tell, it means that UNAC's leaders will not participate (err... for the time being) in the all-expenses-paid junkets at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel and Spa. No more flashmobs! No more dance-offs!
Kaiser must be quaking in their boots at the partnership unions' carefully choreographed displays of fake outrage! And guess what? SEIU-UHW's fake protests are even more lame.
Here's the email that UNAC sent to its members today:
From: UNAC/UHCP <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 28 Nov 2012 16:15:57 -0500 (EST)
Subject: UNAC/UHCP Withdraws from Partnership Activities