Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Where Is She Now? SEIU's Angela Hewett

Readers may remember SEIU staffer Angela Hewett for her infamous thuggery during the giant NLRB election at Kaiser Permanente in 2010.

In the run-up to the election, Hewett implemented SEIU-UHW’s plan to turn Kaiser’s hospitals into “World War III” battlegrounds to prevent hospital workers from discussing their choices in the government-run election. This article describes how Hewett instructed dozens of SEIU-UHW’s shop stewards -- while they were at a day-long, Kaiser-paid meeting -- to launch SEIU’s “WWIII” strategy at the request of SEIU’s Dave Regan.

Next, Hewett was famously captured on film as she screamed and beat her fists on tables inside the cafeteria at Kaiser Baldwin Park Medical Center in Los Angeles. Check out this 4-minute video -- Hewitt appears at 2 min and 30 seconds. 

So why was Angela disrupting a cafeteria filled with patients, their family members, and employees?

She and a bunch of SEIU’s thugs were trying to stop employees from talking with 82-year-old labor legend Dolores Huerta during their lunch break. Dolores Huerta, who co-founded the United Farm Workers Union with Cesar Chavez, had come to the facility to talk about the NLRB election at the request of NUHW supporters.

While Hewett was beating her fists on tables, an SEIU-UHW organizer whom Hewett supervised -- Tiffany Ford -- threatened to kill two hospital employees because they supported NUHW. Way to go, SEIU.  Days later, two Superior Court judges issued restraining orders against Ford because of her death threats.

So where’s Hewett now?

Well, she abandoned the purple ship… and landed a job at the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) as the union’s organizing director.  WTF? Wonder what the professors will think when they learn that Hewett favors intimidation over free discussion and debate. Democracy much, Angela??

Hmm… and if Angela was trying to turn hospitals into WWIII battlegrounds, wonder what her plan is for universities? Sounds like the profs ought to invest in some body armor. 

PS. Here’s a photo of a sensitive-looking Angela Hewett in her new job at the AAUP. Notice the color of her lanyard?