OAKLAND, Calif., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A California Superior Court today issued a temporary restraining order against the Service Employees International Union President Andy Stern and SEIU to cease and desist the stalking of, use of violence against, and harassment of officers, directors, and staff of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee.
Under the order, SEIU and Stern are prohibited from stalking, threatening, or following CNA/NNOC leaders staff at work, in hospitals, clinics, and offices, at their homes. They are also barred from following their cars or harassing them with mail or phone calls.
Stern and SEIU will be required to appear in an Oakland, Calif. court on May 1 as the court considers a three-year injunction. The order, signed by the Hon. Jon Rantzman late Tuesday and issued this morning, is in effect immediately.
"While this court order provides a step forward for the safety and security of our leaders and staff, it's a disgrace that a labor organization would engage in this level of deplorable behavior against an organization that is predominantly women and nurses," said CNA/NNOC Executive Director Rose Ann DeMoro.
The order was prompted by a campaign of stalking and harassment by Stern's SEIU over the past week in which SEIU teams have targeted CNA/NNOC leaders in nursing stations, harassed them at home, and followed cars.
On Saturday night, SEIU sent what they said were 800 people to crash a conference hosted by the magazine Labor Notes in Dearborn, Mich., where DeMoro was scheduled to speak. SEIU staff muscled their way into the building and assaulted union members beyond the doors before rushing the auditorium and the stage.
According to eyewitnesses, several SEIU staff pulled purple bandanas
over their faces to conceal their identities in the attack on union members
outside the entrance to the ballroom. Several people were injured,
including a retired member of
|SOURCE California Nurses Association/National Nurses OrganizingCommittee|
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