Friday, January 12, 2018

SEIU-UHW's Dave Regan Reacts to Kaiser's Ban from Bargaining


How’s SEIU-UHW’s Dave Regan responding to Kaiser Permanente’s decision to block SEIU-UHW from participating in Kaiser’s upcoming national bargaining with its “partnership unions”?

Diamond Dave is not happy, to put it mildly.

One day after Kaiser issued a December 12th memo announcing its decision, Regan showed up outside Kaiser Oakland (Calif.) Medical Center to hand out leaflets to workers and passersby.

Looks like Kaiser struck a chord, right? 

It’s probably the first time in 20 years that Regan has actually leafleted workers.

As Regan posed for photos in front of the hospital, SEIU-UHW publicized his presence on its Twitter page. Here’s one tweet: “We are not going to let Kaiser shut down our voice by excluding us from collective bargaining.”



In a second tweet, Regan hints he may sue Kaiser to try to get a seat at the bargaining table. “We don’t think Kaiser’s attempt to exclude us from bargaining will stand, legally,” reads the following Tweet.



Of course, Regan’s track record in the courtroom doesn't offer much hope.

Meanwhile, lots of SEIU-UHW members are contacting Tasty to say they don’t understand what’s going on and to report they’re getting little information from their union.

Finally, while Regan hands out leaflets, the remaining “partnership” unions are preparing for upcoming national bargaining with Kaiser. Along with beaucoup “instant recesses,” the "partnership" unions will negotiate a “national agreement” covering 28 unions representing approximately 100,000 workers in multiple states. The current “national agreement” was negotiated in 2015 and expires on September 30, 2018.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Reporter: More Top SEIU Officials Are Likely to Fall Over Sexual Misconduct Charges


Will more “top SEIU officials” be fired for sexual misconduct?

On December 15, Mike Elk -- Senior Labor Reporter at Payday Report -- published the following interesting tip in the publication’s newsletter. 
Through interviews with over a dozen sources, Payday has learned that more top SEIU officials are expected to lose their jobs over sexual misconduct allegations.

Elk seems like a credible source on these matters. 

In November, he published a lengthy investigative piece about sexual misconduct by one SEIU staffer that led to the staffer’s firing.

Here’s a full copy of Elk’s tip.
More Top SEIU Officials Expected to Fall Over Sexual Misconduct Charges
Through interviews with over a dozen sources, Payday has learned that more top SEIU officials are expected to lose their jobs over sexual misconduct allegations. The quick firing of top 5 top SEIU officials has encouraged many to come forward with sexual misconduct allegations to see if the matters can be resolved in-house.
Payday continues to investigative sexual assault within the labor movement.
(See our in-depth investigation that got an SEIU manager fired and revealed how an employee accused of sexual assault at one local was able to get a job at another local).