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I wanted to drop you a line to let you know about the terrific job LRI and your consultant did for our employees. He was extremely knowledgeable, easy to work with and has great interpersonal skills that allow him to genuinely connect with employees at all levels. Our facilities mechanics and custodians were so appreciative of his work and the information he shared that he received many hugs, handshakes and thank yous on the last day. He also left management with a lot to think about and a road map of what needs to be done differently. Our employees ultimately voted to overwhelmingly defeat the Teamsters 43-no to 3-yes that allows us to continue to work directly with our employees in their best interest giving the us the opportunity to make things right. You consultant was a great partner to HR as well, collaborating on the strategy and actions needed to make the union campaign a success. Thank you again for the great service. I would welcome the opportunity to be a reference for LRI at anytime.
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SEIU Watch

SEIU is facing more accusations of fraud; similar to those from 2014 when the Supreme Court ruled that the union was illegally collecting dues from personal home health care workers. “Members” of the union have recently filed a petition to decertify SEIU, making this the “largest union decertification effort ever” with 27,000 supposedly organized people.

Christine Boardman, former President of SEIU Local 73

Christine Boardman, President of SEIU Local 73, appealed the International’s decision to keep the Local under trusteeship for the time being. Local 73 was placed into an emergency trusteeship last August. The most interesting part about all of this is that when it comes to SEIU, you never really can tell who you can trust less—the Local who has been placed under

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SEIU Watch

CHA-vs-SEIUUHWIn the continuing saga of the legal dispute between the California Hospital Association (CHA) and SEIU-UHW (Dave Regan’s organization), the judge in the case recently handed a victory to the CHA, ordering Regan’s UHW to submit to binding arbitration. The legal squabble continues to highlight the fact that the union focuses on what is best for the union organization and its staff (collection of dues) versus what is best for union members and/or consumers, which is what unions purport to do. As examples, the “sweetheart deal” under contention states that the SEIU-UHW would not “sponsor or support legislation, initiatives, or regulatory action adverse to the California hospital industry,” nor would the SEIU-UHW make any comments “raising concern about… executive compensation in health care.” In other words, as long as the CHA

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Regan's Masquerade

Source: John J. Kim, Chicago Tribune / April 24, 2013

Source: John J. Kim, Chicago Tribune / April 24, 2013

While Mary Kay Henry, President of SEIU, is tweeting her support for the “Fight for 15” movement, quipping that “The fast-food workers are fighting for all of us,” Dave Regan is simply – well – ignoring her (and the “Fight for 15” crowd).

Signature-gatherers who work for Regan are being paid $10 an hour. Their job is to collect 90-110 signatures during each of their 6 hour shifts; and if they fail to meet their quota, they are fired.

Wait. But how does one stand on platform and spew about a quality of life standard and not be simultaneously applying it to the

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SEIU Watch – February 2014

Dave Regan sure does keep things interesting. At a recent California Public Employees Retirement System meeting, Regan gave a presentation on wellness programs – which are now apparently the determining factor in employee benefit compensation. Specifically, Regan stated that benefits will be cut unless SEIU-UHW members lose weight. The reason for this, he stated, is Kaiser’s unavoidable need to cut costs. Why would Regan eliminate benefits that have been in Kaiser workers’ contracts for more than 50 years? One pundits conclusion: Regan is either in the

boss’s pocket and working alongside his supposed opponent, Chuck Columbus, who was specifically hired to slash worker benefits, or he is looking for a way to blame workers for cuts that he has already secretly agreed to.

Dave Regan

Dave Regan

Meanwhile, Regan’s team is knee

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SEIU Watch

SEIU members at three Daughters of Charity hospitals in Southern California have filed internal charges against Dave Regan, appointed president of SEIU’s United Healthcare Workers West, for conducting a ratification vote in a manner that violated the union’s constitution. The members also charge International president Mary Kay Henry with dismissing members urgent concerns about how Regan was conducting the contract’s ratification. The members work at three of the six hospitals that fall under the Daughter of Charity contract.

According to the charges, Regan made a tentative agreement with the Daughters of Charity that freezes their pension plan, forces them into a 401(k) plan, cuts health benefits and reduces many other benefits and working conditions. Regan refused to give members a copy of the TA and then failed to give members proper notice of the ratification vote. The charges accuse Henry of failing to stop the vote or prevent Regan

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