Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Survey Says: SEIU-UHW Is in Bed with CEOs

Is Dave Regan’s partnership deal with the California Hospital Association a "visionary" agreement that’ll help healthcare workers and the public? Or is it SEIU’s latest deep dive into bed with hospital industry CEOs?

California Healthline” -- a daily news service run by the nonprofit California Healthcare Foundation -- recently conducted a two-week online public survey. Survey results? More than 75 percent of respondents say SEIU-UHW "is getting too close to hospital management."

Here are the complete results:

There’s a second chapter to this interesting story... which traces the path of millions of purple dollars to a clueless DC-based journalist.

At the same time that the public was panning Regan’s sell-out deal with hospital CEOs, a journalist named Josh Israel penned an article in "Think Progress" that calls Regan’s proposal an “Audacious New Proposal to Save the Labor Movement.”

Tasty is not kidding.

According to the article, Regan told Josh Israel that “a ‘new model of unionism’ is essential.” Regan calls this new model "Live Better Together." (No joke.)

So why is "Think Progress" promoting SEIU’s dangerous and deceitful bullsh*t?

Apparently, SEIU couldn't convince an independent journalist to do its dirty work.

So officials inside the Purple Palace turned to "Think Progress." Which just happens to be run by the "Center for American Progress” in Washington DC. Which just happens to have pocketed more than $1 million in payments from SEIU during the past two years, according to SEIU’s DOL Form LM-2!

As always, it doesn't take much scratching at the surface to uncover the trail of purple dollars to the mendacious promoters of purple propaganda.