Thursday, August 5, 2010

What if you threw a party at Kaiser Walnut Creek and no one came? Means you're probably gonna lose the election!

A note from a tipster:

Yesterday, SEIU held a "member informational forum" at Kaiser Walnut Creek Medical Center so they could try to convince workers to vote for SEIU. Kaiser management even gave SEIU a conference room for the meeting. (Check out the "welcome" sign outside the meeting room in the attached photo). (Tasty Note: Does the sign actually say "Purple" on the bottom?)

On the day of the forum, SEIU organizers were running through the facility trying to pressure workers to go to the meeting, which went from 11:30 am until 1:30pm at the Park Shadelands Yosemite Building. So how many Kaiser workers actually attended SEIU's meeting? Well, besides the four NUHW activists who went to observe the meeting, there were... ZERO! That's right... the big goose egg. Nada.

SEIU's Contract Specialist Alicia Blinks, who stood up in front of the empty meeting room, spent her time answering questions from the four NUHW activists while SEIU organizers scampered throughout the facility trying (so unsuccessfully) to beg just one worker to attend...

But nothing. Pretty pathetic that even with Kaiser management providing illegal support to SEIU so SEIU could conduct thinly disguised SEIU campaign meetings inside Kaiser facilities, SEIU still failed.