The National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW) wants to take away the SEIU’s right to represent the workers at the Kaiser foundation. As is this Union’s tradition, the SEUI is using bulling tactics against its rival union including, and has even been cited for violating workers rights
The NLRB has found SEIU guilty of an Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) at Saint Francis Medical Center in Lynwood. Specifically, SEIU admits that it illegally violated workers’ rights when it threatened to “have St. Francis Medical Center terminate them because they engage(d) in activities in support of the National Union of Healthcare workers.”
On June 7, 2010, the NLRB will hold a trial against six SEIU staff members for illegally threatening and intimidating NUHW supporters and violating their rights under federal labor law.
The U.S. Department of Labor ruled that SEIU violated federal labor law by violating their own constitution (pg. 2, para 1) and misusing members’ money (pg. 5, para 2). While declining to prosecute SEIU, the DOL did find that SEIU violated its own constitution by allowing delegates to vote who had not been fairly elected and using robo-call campaigns, flyers and websites against Sal Rosselli (pg. 6, para 3) at the Puerto Rico convention. SEIU had an obligation not to spend members’ dues in favor of one candidate or another in officer election
Eighty Year-Old Dolores Huerta is a legendary union organizer, she is the co-founder and former First Vice President Emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America and along with Cesar Chavez was instrumental in organizing the Farm workers. Ms Huerta working with the NUHW in its efforts against the SEIU. One would think the Union would show respect for this labor organizing legend, but one would be wrong.
The video below shows Huerta making a presentation explaining how the SEIU seems to be “picking on” an 80 year old legend.