Stern’s Possible SEIU Successor Could Make Union Peace Elusive

26 04 2010

I really hope that the unions in this country will be eating their own. I worked in a state as a Nurse that was a “right to work, state”, meaning, union and non-union workers can work side by side. And unions/union shops/construction companies were not allowed to stop non-union companies from placing bids on projects. What the unions do not like about that is: drum roll please—-it makes them less competitive. See, unions have to adhere to the salaries and benefits that they promised to each member of the union across the board, regardless of the individual employees experience or productivity. Non-union companies can take both experience and productivity into account when negotiating salaries and benefits, making the non-union companies and services more competitive. Unions need to go.
From Fox News :

Stern is leaving the SEIU as leadership is locked in battle with two other unions — hospitality industry union Unite Here and a breakaway local out of San Francisco. The fights are draining the union coffers, but Burger would seem unlikely to seek a diplomatic solution.

Stern’s fights are her fights, and Stern’s enemies are her enemies. Soon after Stern’s departure became public, the president of the breakaway National Union of Healthcare Workers made clear that Burger will not be able to make amends with his group.

“His likely successors, Mary Kay Henry and Anna Burger, have been tarred by the same ethics scandals and failed policies that marred his tenure,” Sal Rosselli said in a written statement.

Mary Kay Henry is another top SEIU official who could launch a bid to take Stern’s place — Stern selected Burger on an interim basis, but Burger will have to run if she wants to keep the job.

In the fight with Unite Here — which represents workers in retail, hotels, restaurants, casinos and other sectors — a chunk of the union’s membership peeled off to form a new union affiliated with the SEIU a year ago. Original members accused Stern of facilitating the split, and the two sides have been battling ever since over their bank account.

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29 04 2010
red-sioux

All illegal aliens should go home. Mexicans to Mexico and whites to Europe.

26 04 2010
Diana Artemis

If someone steals your car and the police don’t catch them. They continue to drive you car for years. Should they then be given a path to legally own your car?
I don’t care what country people who come here, or stay here illegally are from they need to go home and wait in line like everyone else. If someone buys your car from you the police have no reason to look for them. I am talking about a criminal act.
I also believe if you are born on US soil, you should only be a citizen if your mother is a citizen at the time of your birth. We need to stop rewarding people breaking our laws to get here, then claiming we are breaking up families when we send them back.

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