Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Part 1 of Purple Conference Calls: SEIU-UHW's Dave Regan says 'Union Representation is Getting Your Paycheck’

Check out this tape-recording of Dave Regan as he responds to a question from an SEIU-UHW shop steward during an invitation-only conference call on February 27, 2013. The Kaiser Permanente worker asks Regan what she’s supposed to say to co-workers when they question her about SEIU-UHW’s lousy worksite representation.

Amazingly, Regan claims there are no problems with SEIU-UHW’s representation! Guess he’s not listening to the shop stewards who complained that Kaiser is firing record numbers of SEIU-UHW’s members! One steward says: “Kaiser is out to weed out anyone they don’t appreciate.” Another steward says: “They are terminating more than they ever have.” (You can listen to the stewards in Part 2, below).

Next, Regan trots out an even smellier serving of bullsh*t. He says SEIU-UHW is doing a fantastic job at representation because “representation” is when workers collect their paychecks every two weeks! Tasty is not kidding. Here’s the clip.