Today, the Public Employment Relations Board concluded its vote count, and 175 of us at Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital in Hollister, California, are now the newest members of NUHW.
We’re so glad to be out of SEIU and back in a union that fights for workers instead of making shady back room deals with management that put our benefits at risk.
Just like our co-workers at Kaiser, we went through our first election a few years ago and made the mistake then of deciding to stick it out with SEIU. Since then, SEIU has shown us clearly just how dishonest and corrupt they really are. What they call “representation” is a joke, and SEIU officials are more interested in cozying up to management than in looking out for their members.
Meanwhile, SEIU continues to sell out members by making back room deals with employers. Last night, SEIU reached a tentative agreement with Dignity Health that looks a lot like the sell-out contract SEIU settled at Kaiser. Yesterday, the California Nurses Association sent this letter to SEIU-UHW President Dave Regan, calling him out on his secret deals with management and telling him that he and Dignity’s “bosses” are “one and the same.” Here’s a leaflet from CNA you can show your co-workers.