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Majority of Kaiser Workers Pledge to Support SEIU-UHW in Next Week's Election

Posted September 9, 2010 | 19:01:37 (EST)

Next week, a majority of 43,000 Kaiser healthcare workers across California will begin voting in a mail ballot election to affirm our union, Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW)--the union that Kaiser workers have built over the last 65 years.

The majority of those 43,000 Kaiser...

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The SEIU-UHW Labor Agreement - Laying the Groundwork for Healthcare Reform NOW!

Posted June 10, 2010 | 15:22:21 (EST)

Something huge happened last week that I want to bring everyone in on. On Friday, May 28, 2010, at 6:30 a.m., a historic moment took place for health care.

My union, Service Employees International Union-United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW), negotiated a new labor agreement with the health care giant...

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SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW: Closing Arguments

Posted April 7, 2010 | 15:51:42 (EST)

SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union)
vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers)
Trial: DAY 12 - April 6, 2010

"Closing Arguments"


San Francisco, CA

As the final witnesses took the stand Monday, the door was opened today to start the "closing arguments" in the trial of...

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SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW Trial: DAY 10 - April 2, 2010 "Court Continues to Reveal Roselligate..."

Posted April 3, 2010 | 04:21:24 (EST)

SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) Trial: DAY 10 - April 2, 2010

"Court Continues to Reveal Roselligate..."


San Francisco, CA

The secrets of the "Rosselligate" covert operation continued to unfold once again during trial in the federal courtroom of Judge...

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SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) Trial: DAY 9 - April 1, 2010

Posted April 2, 2010 | 13:57:52 (EST)

"Oh Oh!!!....Did the Cat Get Your Tongue?"

I wasn't sure if it was because today is April 1st, and if the witnesses today were just telling April fools jokes, or if the cat had their tongues. The combination of being unable to answer on the spot or giving fictitious...

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SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW Trial Day 8

Posted March 31, 2010 | 22:20:40 (EST)

SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) Trial: DAY 7- March 30, 2010

I'm unable to provide a good recap of the latest going-ons from the trial today, but you can get the latest updates from my union brothers and sisters here:

  • Nolehace blogs at...
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SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW Trial Day 7: "In the Land of Secrecy: Conspiracy First...Members Second..."

Posted March 31, 2010 | 00:19:10 (EST)

SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) Trial: DAY 7- March 30, 2010


The Labor Movement in America is very much at stake when unacceptable behaviors of labor leaders set the tone for sabotage, violence, confusion and division. No matter what our personal...

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SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW Trial Day 6: "Members of the Secret Land are not allowed to Kiss and Tell."

Posted March 30, 2010 | 01:55:53 (EST)

SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) Trial: DAY 6- March 29, 2010

Well, here we are again, back in the courtroom of Federal Judge William Alsup in San Francisco - and guess what? Not much has changed! As witnesses continued to testify today, it...

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SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW Trial Day 5: "A look behind the scenes....HELP...Somebody Call Security!"

Posted March 27, 2010 | 00:23:19 (EST)

SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union/United Healthcare Workers West) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers)
Trial: DAY 5- March 26, 2010

Behind the scenes in the illustrious city of San Francisco, drama and secrecy continued to unfold in the Federal Courtroom of Judge William Alsup as the case of...

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SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW Trial Day 4: 'The Secret Island'

Posted March 26, 2010 | 12:39:36 (EST)

The trial of SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union/United Healthcare Workers West) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) brought out many hidden secrets during today's trial.

As SEIU-UHW witness Myriam Escamilla was cross-examined by NUHW Attorney Dan Siegel, she would not be distracted from the fact that the date...

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SEIU-UHW vs. NUHW Trial: "Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil"

Posted March 25, 2010 | 02:09:57 (EST)

Today's trial began with NUHW Attorney (Dan Siegel) pleading with Federal Court Judge William Alsup to restore his reputation due to the number of sustained objections that were imposed on Mr. Siegel yesterday. Despite this plea, Attorney Siegel continued bringing up issues unrelated to charges against NUHW, attempting to sway...

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Opening statements began today in the trial of NUHW in the lawsuit brought by SEIU-UHW

Posted March 23, 2010 | 23:26:18 (EST)

Very well prepared and articulate, SEIU-UHW Attorney Gary Kohlman delivered his opening statement with clear oversight and transparency of SEIU-UHW charges against NUHW leaders - Sal Rosselli, John Borsos, Ralph Cornejo, Barbara Lewis, John Vellardita and other NUHW staff who deliberately committed acts that bring harm to the working members...

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Trial Beginning Today (March 22, 2010): SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers)

Posted March 22, 2010 | 21:07:56 (EST)

Hello Brothers and Sisters of the Labor Movement and our Future Generation of America:

The much awaited trial of the SEIU-UHW allegations against NUHW officials (who were former leaders of SEIU-UHW) began today.

The trial is to determine and bring justice to charges...

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The Truth Comes Out: A Worker Witness to Union Justice

Posted March 22, 2010 | 14:22:57 (EST)

I'm Erica Boddie, a front line labor worker of 28 years for Kaiser Permanente, and an original "Local 250" member of which is now SEIU-UHW.

I look forward in bringing you news and updates from the upcoming SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union - United Healthcare Workers West) / NUHW...

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