Here at Highland, SEIU 1021 gave us Ruben Garcia to negotiate our contract, nice guy but not a reader or a writer for that matter. After spending a month frustrating and frightening the negotiating team and making love to his I Phone; the team broke into outright revolt and demanded that SEIU provide the team with a real negotiator. Now, one would think after that kind of performance that Mr. Garcia would be quietly re-assigned to a more appropriate environment like Club Med or a Tiki Bar but no Ruben was then put in charge of the “field campaign.” After another month of failure and embarrassment Mr. Garcia was re-assigned yet a third time, this time as a labor representative to work on work-site problems. Now, that’s what I call executive leadership, a single employee demoralized the negotiating team, the workers at large and is now assisting management in firing union supporters in specific departments. SEIU members may not be employed long enough for the PERB to deny them a vote, Ruben’s on the job.It really does stand to reason how much of a "brain drain" SEIU is suffering from, considering the level of resources they have had to pour into Zombie UHW to replace all the talent that was considered to be Politically Unreliable (or at least insufficiently loyal to Nice Scarf).
Way to go Andy with people like Ruben working for you, you may succeed in convincing one of the most pro-union hospitals in the country that they would be better off without a union. That might be the only way to make Ruben go away.
However, it can be confidently stated that the only way for the SEIU goobers to be able to put their fingers on the "pulse" of the rank-and-file out here in Hotel California is to figure out a way for them to surgically implant that "pulse" into the nasal cavity of said SEIU goober.
Pop over and give the proprietor of Daily Dirt some love, as she gives us a view of SEIU from one of its other locals, and in doing so she lets us know that it isn't just in Zombie UHW where the Purple Plague is eternally pissing off its dues-paying members.