Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Insider: SEIU-UHW's Dave Regan Details the Targets of Secret Unionization Deal with California Hospital Association

Dave Regan at Friday's press conference
Here’s the latest news about Dave Regan’s secret unionization pact with the California Hospital Association… including newly leaked details about the proposed sweetheart deal covering 100,000 hospital workers!

At a press conference last Friday, Regan announced that SEIU-UHW is taking the first step to try to qualify two initiatives for California’s statewide ballot in November of 2014. 

Standing in front of the press, Regan did his best imitation of a selfless saint as he explained that he’s filing the initiatives purely for the benefit of patients and the public! Regan carefully skipped over the true purpose of the initiatives, which he so carefully detailed during the leaked tape-recording of an internal SEIU-UHW conference call that Tasty posted last week.

Meanwhile, an insider has leaked more details about Regan’s proposed sweetheart deal. Here’s what Tasty’s source says:

Recently, Duane Dauner (the CEO of the California Hospital Association) sent a confidential letter to
CHA's Duane Dauner
the hospital CEOs who make up the membership of the hospital association. In his letter, Dauner describes an October 2nd telephone call with Regan where Regan expressed “extreme disappointment” that the hospital bosses have not yet accepted his sweetheart unionization deal.

Regan told Dauner that SEIU-UHW would file multiple initiatives for the November 2014 ballot unless progress was made on an “election agreement” that allows SEIU-UHW to unionize 20,000 California hospital workers during the first year of the agreement. 

In addition, Regan produced a list of more than 30 California hospitals with 30,293 non-union workers that he wants special access to during the first year of the sweetheart deal! 

Tasty has posted the names of the hospitals below.  

Under the proposed deal, Regan would be permitted to bring these workers into SEIU-UHW without any resistance or opposition from the hospitals. In exchange, SEIU-UHW would force the workers into cheap, pre-negotiated “template contracts” that make “business sense” for the hospitals.

Here’s the list of hospitals -- covering 30,293 non-union workers -- that Regan wants access to during the first year of the proposed agreement:

Community Hospital of Monterey Peninsula
Anaheim Regional Medical Center
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Western Medical Center Santa Ana
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange                  
West Anaheim Medical Center
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Sutter Memorial Hospital
Dignity Health -- residual units
Scripps Mercy Hospital
Palomar Medical Center
Sharp Memorial Hospital
John Muir Medical Center
Fresno Community Regional Medical Center
Trinity Health, Fresno
Glendale Adventist Medical Center
Citrus Valley Medical Center
Cedars Sinai Medical Center
Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital
Beverly Hospital
Huntington Memorial Hospital
Methodist Hospital of Southern California
Mission Community Hospital, Panorama City
Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center
Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
Valley Presbyterian Hospital
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
Saint John’s Health Center
Kaiser Permanente -- residual units