Friday, March 9, 2018

SEIU-UHW’s Dave Regan Stashes $50M While Boosting Dues on Workers

Should Dave Regan quit his job at SEIU-UHW and apply for work at Citibank?

It sure seems like it’d be a better fit.

Regan -- instead of helping workers build power at their worksites -- has stockpiled more than $50 million in cash, poured $20-$30 million into ballot initiatives, and paid sky-high salaries to himself and other union staffers.

Workers at one California hospital recently got a reminder of Regan’s “innovative” vision for the labor movement. 

Regan sent a letter to their homes (see below) detailing SEIU-UHW’s maximum dues rate:  $164 a month!

Does Regan really need more money?

At the end of 2016, SEIU-UHW had stockpiled $52.4 million in cash, according to SEIU-UHW’s annual report to the US Department Labor (DOL Form LM-2). 

And that’s after SEIU-UHW spent $20-$30 million on a boodle of failed ballot initiatives.

Meanwhile, SEIU-UHW members frequently complain they can’t find union staffers to deal with basic on-the-job problems.

Looks like Dave is more interested in “cash bundle” than “class struggle.”

Here’s a copy of SEIU-UHW’s letter, which describes the union’s $164 per month maximum dues rate in the second paragraph.