Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Little Birdie Told Me...

That SEIU's Executive Board is working on "some sort of action" against Bruce Raynor for EMBEZZLEMENT.

That's all Tasty knows so far--email tastysternburger@gmail.com if you know more!


Monday, March 28, 2011

MK's California Problem Just Went National


NUHW is organizing a hospital and nursing home in MI--the workers are de-certifying Rickman Jackson's old SEIU Health Care Michigan.

Tasty is working on the scoop on this...and it's pretty good. Stay tuned.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Woodland Skilled Workers Join NUHW

Today, workers at Woodland Skilled Nursing Facility -- a second nursing home near Sacramento, California -- voted to dump SEIU and join NUHW. Vote totals were:

40 (NUHW)
4 (SEIU)
6 (No Union)

It kinda says it all when "No Union" gets more votes than SEIU.

Check out this article in the Modesto Bee!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Cottonwood Workers Choose NUHW

After 2 years of blocked elections at Cottonwood Care Center in the Sacramento area--workers got to vote today to leave SEIU for NUHW. And leave they did.


Makes you wonder how many SEIU organizers it took to get the one vote, right? Anyway, congrats to the Cottonwood workers!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bruce Raynor Wants to Take His Bank and Go Home?

Rumor has it that Bruce Raynor ("President" of Workers United--as if that is a real thing) and Mary Kay Henry (President of an actual, if difficult, union) are not getting along, at all. And as usual, Joe Hansen, President of the UFCW, has come in to try to mediate the situation.

Bruce, baby, when people only like you for your money, don't be surprised when they don't respect you in the morning.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mr. Integrity on Regan's Slate.

Tasty just got back from a quick vacation, so there is a lot of catching up to do! First, Tasty wants to share a revealing video (see below) featuring SEIU Trustee Dave Regan's running mate, Stan Lyles, who is a candidate for the No. 2 position in the UHW officer election.

Who is this Stan Lyles? He is a member of SEIU's pre-trusteeship e-board who was, to put it mildly, NOT known for his integrity. See, before the Trusteeship, Lyles was one of the most vocal critics of SEIU International. Check out this speech to the member-led Teamsters for a Democratic Union (TDU) in 2008. Lyles attacks SEIU for cutting secret back-room deals with employers--including a secret deal that Mary Kay Henry made with Tenet Healthcare that allowed the employer to outsource more than 10% of UHW's members.

That's not all, Lyles was also a member of the Board of Directors of the "Patient Education Fund" aka the "PEF." At the time of the Trusteeship, SEIU claimed that Stan and others used the PEF to steal $3 million, thereby justifying SEIU's trusteeship. SEIU even sued Stan and nine other board members, in a suit that a judge tossed out.

So, if the PEF was so horrible, how can SEIU now nominate Stan to run on Regan's ticket??? On the other hand, if the Stan-ster did nothing wrong, what was the reason for the Trusteeship??? Uh oh, SEIU. Tasty boxed you in!

As for Stan Lyles, SEIU better watch their back. Because, Stan can change his tune and betray his past so easily, he can do the same to SEIU...if the price is right.

Ballots in the UHW leadership election will be counted later today.