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Kaiser Workers Vote to Join NUHW, Reject SEIU in Three Elections
Date:1/26/2010

ther to declare their independence from SEIU and establish a new, member-led union.

After just one year, workers' choice is clear:

  • NUHW has organized 3,357 new members, making NUHW California's fastest-growing union.
  • NUHW has won 7 out of 9 competitive elections against SEIU, with a majority of individual voters across all elections choosing NUHW.
  • NUHW is organizing the unorganized, including winning a voice for 900 caregivers at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital in the nation's biggest hospital election of 2009. Four of NUHW's eight election victories have been by formerly non-union workers.

Read and download NUHW's Year One report: NUHW.org/one

"SEIU spent millions of dollars of our own dues money on the most expensive campaign tactics money can buy," said Jim Clifford, a therapist at Kaiser San Diego. "But in the end, they couldn't convince healthcare workers to give up our rights and leave our jobs and our patients in the hands of unelected bureaucrats who have never worked a day in a hospital."

Under the control of staff appointed by SEIU President Andy Stern,

  • SEIU-UHW has organized zero new members since Jan. 2009. SEIU-UHW participated in only three elections for unorganized workers, and lost all three.
  • Instead, SEIU-UHW is shrinking, having lost thousands of members to NUHW.
  • A majority of workers at
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SOURCE National Union of Healthcare Workers
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