Sunday, September 12, 2010

Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Your Doors

Hey Kaiser workers, word on the street is that the Zombies were in full effect knocking on your doors this weekend. Are you wondering who the people are behind the purple shirts knocking on your front door?

Well... Tasty recently got some interesting emails (see below) in his inbox. It turns out that a good number of these people are actually temporary workers that SEIU is paying $200 a day (plus all expenses and travel) to knock on your door.

That's right... temp workers from an agency called TruCorps. Ya gotta wonder how much these temp workers actually know about Kaiser Permanente, the healthcare industry or even SEIU...

Apparently, SEIU is so desperate to hire people to harass you at your homes, that SEIU is even fronting big bucks (your dues dollars) to these temp workers before they even start working.

Check out the emails to one person who was hired after just a 15-minute interview over the phone after they responded to an SEIU advertisement on Craig's List.

Rumor has it that Pamela Kieffer, who's the wife of SEIU official Dave Kieffer, is one of the people interviewing and hiring people into temp jobs with SEIU/TruCorps. Dave works closely with TruCorps Strategic Adviser Jim Philliou, so it looks like SEIU is keeping its new temporary agency business venture all in the family. Check out the emails to applicants for the temp jobs...

Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010
Subject: GOTV Project Assignment



Thank you for joining us as a campaign support staffer from September 9, 2010 to no later than October 1, 2010. This is a critical campaign for our important and pioneering work with California health care workers.

You will be traveling to California on September 9th and returning home on October 1, at the latest.

The terms of this project are as follows:

Your travel will be arranged and paid for in advance.

You will be receiving $150.00 per day plus an additional $50.00 per day as a meal per diem. Travel and training days are fully paid also.

You will be reimbursed for any fuel costs and tolls that you incur. You will need to submit your fuel and toll receipts to us via fax for reimbursement.

You must report for your first meeting at 10 a.m. on September 10th. A second notice from us will soon follow with your flight, hotel, rental car and report location details.

Please prepare for long days and variable weather in California. You'll have long days of work, mostly driving to visit specific workers, and work alone most of the day.

If you have questions before you receive your travel arrangements from our host, please contact staff support at 877-322-5829 or by email at

In order to get you started, please complete the attached paperwork and return to TruCorps by August 31, 2010. Paperwork must be completed accurately, signed, and dated and include all of the required documents.

Please also include a voided check or deposit slip if you would like direct deposit for payroll and expenses.

Note: With regard to the three-days-pay advance, a separate email will follow.

Please fax all of your paperwork to 877-272-9603.

Thank you for doing work that matters.

TruCorps, LLC

Administrative Support
877-322-5829 or 877-TRU-2825
Fax 877-272-9603

Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010
Subject: GOTV Pay Advance - September 1, 2010


Given that September 9th is a couple weeks away, we are making a modest pay advance available to you now. If you agree to receive this advance, a direct deposit or check will follow on September 1, 2010.

By accepting the advance, you agree that if you fail to appear in California as scheduled or if you fail to complete at least three days of work once there, you will refund the advance immediately upon request. If you do not refund the advance as required, you further agree that you will be liable for any and all related damages and expenses incurred by TruCorps or our client and that said damages will be pre-set at an amount equal to twice your gross pay rate.

Sorry for the legalese. Lawyers. What are you gonna do? (Tasty's Note: Barf.)

If you need the pay advance, please simply reply to this email with: "Pay me - and I agree."

We look forward to seeing you in California.

TruCorps, LLC
Administrative Support
877-322-5829 or 877-TRU-2825
Fax 877-272-9603