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Dave Jamieson

Major Health Care Unions Join Forces

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.01.2013 | Home

Two major health care worker unions entered into a formal affiliation in California on Thursday, arguing that they could better fight concessions soug...

Dave Jamieson

Health Care Costs At Center Of California Labor Disputes

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.20.2011 | Home

More than 20,000 nurses and hospital workers will likely go on strike throughout California later this week, in one of the largest such work stoppages...

Turf War Betweens Unions Like 'The Crew Fighting While The Titanic Is Sinking,' Critics Say

Posted 10.12.2011 | Home

While millions of Americans work jobs with stagnating wages, poor job security and no union representation, two labor unions are waging a turf war ove...

Dave Jamieson

As Kaiser Workers Face Cuts, Execs Have Enjoyed Lavish Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home

Despite strong profits and robust executive compensation at Kaiser Permanente, workers for the Calfornia-based health care giant say they're facing do...

Dave Jamieson

Nurses On The Attack: Hospital Workers Fight Layoffs By Blasting Executives

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.17.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- In recent months, the management at Salinas Valley Memorial Healthcare System has approached workers with a set of proposals that includ...

Why We Strike

Leighton Woodhouse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Leighton Woodhouse

If today's labor movement is going to reverse decades of decline, union leaders are going to need to forget the habits of the last 30 years and learn something new from the rank and file: You don't win a fight by not fighting.

Kaiser 'Woefully Unprepared' At Meeting With Nurses On Strike

LAist | Andy Sternberg in News on March 11, 2011 9:00 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Nurses at Kaiser Permanente LA Medical Center left frustrated after meeting with hospital management one week after staging a protest on Sunset Blvd. ...

SEIU Faces Reckoning on Eve of Kaiser Results

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Randy Shaw

As the SEIU awaits the results of its Kaiser election contest with NUHW, the union faces a reckoning regardless of the outcome. SEIU confronts a "heads I lose, tails you win" scenario as Kaiser election results are announced on October 8.

Kaiser workers make national headlines in historic NUHW vote

Shirley Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shirley Nelson

On September 13, the biggest private sector union election in more than 70 years began. 43,500 Kaiser healthcare workers across California began to re...

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

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

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 E...

SEIU Uses Fear, Lies, and Million$ to Sway Kaiser Workers

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Randy Shaw

SEIU is not promoting its efforts at Kaiser hospitals for good reason. Its campaign is taking a page from the playbook of professional union-busters by avoiding public debate, instead seeking to sway workers through lies and fear.

NUHW vs. SEIU: Kaiser Workers Prepare to Make History

Shirley Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shirley Nelson

Nearly 30,000 of us signed petitions telling the government that we want NUHW to be our union and we wanted this election to make it official -- the biggest private sector union election in more than 70 years.

Entire SEIU steward council steps down in order to choose NUHW

Shirley Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shirley Nelson

This week, 48 SEIU-UHW stewards at Kaiser Santa Rosa Medical Center sounded the first note of our historic union election campaign at Kaiser Permanent...

Ryan Grim

Labor Legend Dolores Huerta Rips SEIU For Worker Intimidation

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A legend of the labor movement stepped into the turmoil engulfing organized labor in California on Tuesday, pressing the new head of the Service Emplo...

An Open Letter to SEIU President Mary Kay Henry

Dolores Huerta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dolores Huerta

Tactics that are intended not to persuade or inform, but to intimidate and deny workers' right to free speech in public space, have no place in any union election campaign.

New Outrage Exposes Obama's Failure To Help Unions

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Randy Shaw

Candidate Barack Obama pledged to end undemocratic union elections. But President Obama has not even acted to get legislation addressing the loophole introduced.

Two Weeks in January: the Birth of a Healthcare Workers' Union

Shirley Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shirley Nelson

Our disagreement with SEIU was about democracy, and how friendly a union should be with corporations. We insisted that workers should always have the right to vote on the issues that affect our workplaces, our union, and our future.

SEIU at the Crossroads

Randy Shaw | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Randy Shaw

SEIU, a union once known for winning through grassroots power rather than financial might, now faces an uphill battle against a growing cadre of committed activists.

The Power of a Member-Led Union

LaNeta Fitzhugh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
LaNeta Fitzhugh

This January, RNs at Kaiser Sunset voted 20 to 1 to leave SEIU and to express our voice with the National Union of Healthcare Workers.

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

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

"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 fo...

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

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

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

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

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

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

Democracy on Trial: My View on SEIU's Lawsuit Against Our Union

Shirley Nelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Shirley Nelson

It is clear that SEIU's lawyers understand, and want to hide from the jury, that the vast majority of the members of our union disagreed with Andy Stern.

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

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

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.

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

Erica Boddie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Erica Boddie

SEIU-UHW (Service Employees International Union/United Healthcare Workers West) vs. NUHW (National Union of Healthcare Workers) Trial: DAY 5- March 2...