Some SEIU staffers call her a “Primo Backstabber.”
Others say she’s a modern day "Attila the Hun" who uses tantrums and tirades to bully “her” staff.
Now… in the latest chapter of this purple drama, SEIU-UHW’s staffers have reportedly tagged Myriam Escamilla with a brand new nickname: “El Diablo.”
Escamilla is reportedly so disliked by Union Reps that they’re literally rushing for the exit signs.
Here's what's happening.
Escamilla was recently appointed as the director of SEIU-UHW’s Hospital Division after Dave Regan transferred the former director, Hal Ruddick, to fill John August’s sticky seat over at the Coalition of Kaiser Permanente Unions.
Since then, SEIU-UHW’s Union Reps have been subjected to Myriam’s “charm offensives” (aka, screaming fits)… which are producing a wave of requests to transfer out of Escamilla’s control.
Meanwhile, the rank-and-file workers in SEIU-UHW’s “Nursing Home Division” are offering some serious words of advice for SEIU-UHW’s hospital workers. They say Escamilla is incompetent and a liar.
In 2012, Escamilla signed a secret deal with a Los Angeles-based company called “Brius” that slashed nursing home workers’ wages, benefits, hours, and working conditions.
And that's not all.
Escamilla blatantly lied to workers. She told them she was not making back-room deals with their Boss… until workers showed her a copy of the secret deal with her signature on it!
Soon thereafter, workers voted unanimously to decertify SEIU-UHW.
Despite her rap sheet that’s almost as long as John August’s, there's virtually zero chance that either Regan or his "Chief of Staff" Greg Pullman will take any action against Escamilla.
Escamilla has raised lots of cold hard cash for Regan's reelection campaigns. In return, Regan rewarded Escamilla with a fat salary ($143,129 in 2013) and a position on Regan’s “Executive Committee.”
In one memorable episode, an SEIU-UHW staffer filed an NLRB "Unfair Labor Practice Charge" against Escamilla after Myriam tried to shake the staffer down for a cash contribution to Regan’s reelection fund during the staffer's first week on the job!
And... it’s just as unlikely that Pullman will take any action against her. Why? Escamilla is Pullman’s “ex-wife.”
It’s a perfect purple storm of nepotism, incompetence, and corruption.