According to Tasty’s sources, Dave Regan’s name is increasingly met with cries of "Rat!” by workers inside Kaiser Permanente's hospitals.
What’s going on?
It has to do with the tsunami of greenbacks that are pouring into Kaiser’s bank account courtesy of Regan, SEIU-UHW and the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions.
In early 2012, Regan famously told “Partnership” workers that they’re overpaid and need to give up their pensions and cut their benefits.
In 2012, Regan negotiated massive cuts to SEIU-UHW members’ retiree health benefits that gave Kaiser a $1.9 billion windfall to its bottom line.
In the meantime, Regan and SEIU-UHW have allowed Kaiser to slash and chop workers' jobs at the same time that workers were forced to attend "Turbulent Times" meetings.
Now… Regan and his pals at Kaiser are swimming in record profits.
Ten days ago, Kaiser reported that it pocketed $1.1 billion in profits during the first three months of 2014 -- a 44% increase compared to last year!
To put that into perspective… Kaiser is making more than $12 million a DAY in profits.
And SEIU-UHW's members are now paying millions of dollars in new "partnership taxes" to Kaiser thanks to Regan.
Rats in purple suits!
For more details, here’s an article in the San Francisco Business Times: “Kaiser Permanente's Q1 Profits Soar 44 percent, to $1.1 Billion.”
And here’s Kaiser's press release on its profits: “Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan Report First Quarter 2014 Financial Results.”