According to internal emails, Dave Regan is pushing a plan to boost SEIU-UHW members’ monthly union dues by as much as $40 per month… to $124 a month!
“Wall Street” Dave hopes to accomplish his money grab by dramatically boosting the “cap” on members’ monthly dues.
Regan’s plan is sparking some serious rage and fury among SEIU-UHW’s members… and even among his closest allies on the union’s Executive Board!
In one email (see below), an Executive Board member named Jon Duff, who works at Kaiser Permanente, slams Regan for using a “secretive committee” to push through the dues hike. Duff says Regan’s committee “decided to cut off any exchange of information. Where is the transparency?”
Tasty hears that several members quit the “secretive committee” in protest when Regan rammed the proposal through the committee.
Duff says “if this plan passes, the damage created by the 40 dollar increase could destroy this union.”
Here are the emails:
From: Judy Horton/CA/KAIPERMDate: 07/11/2013 10:13AMCc: VAC DI RECEPTION-KPNC-VAC, VAC DI radtechs-k, VAC DI XRAY TECHS-KPNC-VAC, VAC DI ULTRASOUND-KPNC-VAC, VAC DI TRANSCRIPTION-KPNC-CA, VAC DI RECEPTION-KPNC-VAC, VAC DI NucMed-KPNC-VAC, Vac Di MRI Staff-KPNC-VAC, VAC DI Mammo-KPNC-VAC, VAC DI FILEROOM-KPNC-VAC, VAC DI CT Staff-KPNC-VAC, Subject: Fw: $40 per month increase in dues for Kaiser and Hospital membersThought all the staff members should know ..........start to read from the bottom up.Statistically speaking, it looks like if you earn over $25.00 an hour and work full time-you will cap out at the $124.00 monthly assessment by the union!!Almost everyone in radiology is likely to be affected by this covert action. The SEIU EBoard is scheduled to decide whether a vote will be sent to all union members-the majority being Home Health Care, who are set to decrease their dues by this action....this is troublesome.Our own stewards in Vallejo Radiology are very concerned and completely disagree with this action and are ready to do whatever is necessary to stop this potential increase-or to stop the union from bringing it to a vote, if possible.As I hear more I will try and update-but feel free to contact your contract specialist (Jon Duff and Krystal Login) and ask who our EBoard representatives are-so we can voice our opinions to them before they take this to a vote!Judy----- Forwarded by Judy Horton/CA/KAIPERM on 07/11/2013 09:41 AM -----From: firstname.lastname@example.orgTo: Tonya SalcidoCc: donna norton
, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tinesha N Thomas/CA/KAIPERM@Kaiperm, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, "EllaBHenderson@yahoo.com" , email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, hortencia armendariz , email@example.com, "Slyles@seiu-uhw.org" , firstname.lastname@example.org, Earlene Person , Alisha Blinks/CA/KAIPERM@KAIPERM, Judy Horton/CA/KAIPERM@KAIPERM, Veronica Kincaid/CA/KAIPERM@Kaiperm, China china , Lee M Amari/CA/KAIPERM@Kaiperm, ronquie vickysia , cardiohara , Ollie Allen , Michael Day/CA/KAIPERM@Kaiperm, Kathy Jessen , normajaime2992Date: 07/09/2013 11:29 PMSubject: Re: $40 per month increase in dues for Kaiser and Hospital membersAbsolutely serious. We created a committee but we did not create a "secretive" committee. The fault is not with u but leadership who decided to cut off any exchange of information. Where is the transparency? I do not think u had any idea how this would sell in the North. You would have learned that with open meetings. Also, u would have had members coming forward with alternatives including cutting waste from budget.Even if this plan passes, the damage created by the 40 dollar increase could destroy this union. I was involved years ago in the fight to prevent a huge dues increase to Kaiser and Hospital Division members. Many then were going bolt the union before paying the 2%.If this passes, most of Vallejo radiology techs will likely become fee payers. When decert time arrives in October of 2014, NUHW will likely be welcomed in Vallejo RT and Radiology depts. These are depts that are now solid SEIU.Jon