Sunday, July 18, 2010

Don't Worry about Dolores, the Teamsters were Worse.

Readers-I know lots of you get NUHW's emails, but this video warranted a comment from Tasty, based on recent events. Check out this 4-minute video with an account from Dolores Huerta about what she witnessed at three Kaiser hospitals. 80-year-old Dolores Huerta co-founded the United Farm Workers union with Cesar Chavez and is considered a legend for her work on the front lines of labor and civil rights struggles.

SEIU staffer Angela Hewett makes a cameo appearance in the video chanting and beating her fists on tables in an effort to stop workers from holding a meeting.

SEIU staffers even insulted Dolores Huerta, calling her "a scab" and telling her "to go back to the fields."

Tasty thinks that it seems like SEIU is telling its staff to do whatever it takes to try to win... from death threats to shout-downs to insulting respected (and elderly) labor leaders like Dolores Huerta.

Looks like Liz was just "leading the way!"