SEIU’s United Healthcare Workers West division bosses have got some ‘splainin’ to do. They operate the union where Kaiser employees said they didn’t even know a union organizing drive was taking place before they were forced into the union. (In new news, a friend of the Center for Union Facts passed along a note from Kaiser saying that due to the confusion, “the parties have agreed to vacate the card count.”)
Now comes another unfortunate story, where unhappy employees are circulating a petition to kick the union bosses out after only a couple of months. An employee who has been circulating the position summed up the problem:
That was not all, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune‘s great story:
Some of the harshest criticism of SEIU’s effort came from representatives of the United Nurses of Children’s Hospital, a union that represents 850 nurses and 350 technical workers at the hospital, who compared the tactics to blackmail.
“The children of San Diego are not and should never be a bargaining chip,” said intensive care nurse Nichole Kennelly .
Councilman Jim Madaffer called SEIU’s move “one of the most despicable hijackings of a public process that I’ve ever witnessed.”