Wednesday, May 16, 2012

NUHW Scores Lopsided Victory in California Hospital Election!

This just in! Today, NUHW won a lopsided NLRB election among 450 workers at Children's Hospital in Oakland, California. Here's the final tally:

NUHW - 183
SEIU-UHW - 135
"No Union" - 7

Quite a victory... especially when you consider all the dirty tricks that SEIU threw at the hospital's workers.

It was way back in February 2009 that workers requested an NLRB election to leave SEIU-UHW and join NUHW. SEIU officials used every dirty trick in the book to block workers' election for the next 2 1/2 years. In one disgusting episode, SEIU attorneys Bruce Harland, Manuel Boigues and Glenn Rothner filed seven NLRB "blocking charges" in just two days as part of SEIU's campaign of obstruction and delay.

Meanwhile, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry shamelessly issued press releases declaring SEIU's steadfast support for speedy NLRB elections to preserve workers' fundamental right to democracy. Talk about hypocrisy!

Then, last August, the NLRB finally conducted an election for the hospital's workers. NUHW won by four votes, but various "challenged ballots" and votes for "No Union" left the outcome unresolved. SEIU's Dave Regan quickly began a campaign to stall the re-run election... until today!

Way to go, Children's Hospital workers!!