Wednesday, May 5, 2010

I guess ONE vote is better than ZERO?

Today, SEIU got just ONE vote in an NLRB election among housekeeping and dietary workers at Lakewood Regional Medical Center, a 172-bed hospital in Southern California. These workers, employed by Sodexo and have been represented by SEIU's Service Workers United (SWU) for several years, filed a petition to join NUHW in February of 2009. SEIU's EFCA-killing attorneys blocked workers' election for 15 months while SEIU sent multiple staff from New York, including SWU office jockey Sascha Eisner, to campaign for SEIU.

Well, today workers finally got a chance to vote and delivered the final word to SEIU. SEIU got just ONE vote. Here are the tallies for the two units:

Dietary Unit: 12 (NUHW), 0 (SEIU-SWU), and 6 (No Union)
Housekeeping Unit: 11 (NUHW), 1 (SEIU-SWU) and 8 (No Union)

Guess workers can't wait to get the hell out of SWU? Sorry Sascha...