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RNs Call on Service Employees Union (SEIU) President Stern to Renounce Violence Following Brutal Attack on Labor Event
Date:4/14/2008

to the floor."

Meanwhile, roving bands of SEIUers continued their campaign against female CNA/NNOC Board members. On Saturday, one team arrived at the house of CNA/NNOC Board member Veronica Rocha, RN just as she and two family members were entering her car to drive to a memorial service. The SEIU team in the car followed them and at one point began yelling at them in the car.

"I really felt threatened and personally violated when they showed up at our place of residence uninvited and continued to follow us, knowing I did not want to interact with them. Nobody deserves to be stalked in this manner," Rocha said. "I really don't believe that they would appreciate an unannounced visit from CNA at their homes, disrupting their personal family life. I am proud to represent CNA, a professional organization with membership that supports and advocates for patients and safe staffing."

When CNA/NNOC Board member Janice Webb, RN arrived at her San Diego hospital to work in her nursing unit Saturday, the night shift charge said that "someone from SEIU was calling the unit last night asking for my phone number and address. I am unclear as to how many times they called."

"When will Stern and his gang learn that threatening women in their homes and harassing them in areas where they are caring for patients is abusive, immoral, and unacceptable behavior?" DeMoro said.

At the Labor Notes conference, the Saturday night attack followed a day of disruption by SEIU at the conference, as Labor Notes also noted in a press release afterwards: "Despite being welcomed to the conference earlier in the day -- and given space to debate (CNA/NNOC) supporters -- SEIU International and regional staff shouted down speakers at workshops and panels throughout the event."

Many others witnessed that as well, such as Heather Ives, RN, an Ohio NNOC member who said, "I came here to learn as a novice to the labor movement and the social movement. I wanted to gain k
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