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Labor Pains

Enemy number one of the American Worker sits with a cup of iced tea in front of a San Francisco coffee shop, looking hardly menacing at all. He's short, slight, and courteous; with his ruddy, goateed face, he resembles a…
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News, The Snitch SEIU Boss Andy Stern Quits. Bay Area Union War He Started Continues.

SEIU Boss Andy Stern Quits. Bay Area Union War He Started Continues.

Rivals of America's most powerful union boss, Andy Stern, have cheered the resignation of the SEIU's erstwhile leader. But Mark Brenner, director of Labor Notes, a magazine covering the U.S. union scene, says a Stern resignation will not quell bitter…
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News, The Snitch Rosselli: Andy Stern Retirement Would End 'Sad Chapter' in SEIU History

Rosselli: Andy Stern Retirement Would End 'Sad Chapter' in SEIU History

Today's news that Service Employee International Union Boss Andy Stern plans to announce his retirement this week was met with a scathing career obituary from his west coast rival Sal Rosselli, who said Stern will be known for abetting  corruption…
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News, The Snitch Renegade Healthcare Union Claims Success Cannibalizing SEIU

Renegade Healthcare Union Claims Success Cannibalizing SEIU

The National Union Of Healthcare Workers, a renegade splinter union formed in January when the Service Employees International Union ousted the leadership of its 120,000-member United Healthcare West affiliate, claims to be near stealing away 50,000 workers at Kaiser Permanente.The…
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News, The Snitch Ousted Labor Leader Rosselli Forms Own Union, Targets SEIU Workers -- and Doesn't Expect SEIU to Play Nice

Ousted Labor Leader Rosselli Forms Own Union, Targets SEIU Workers -- and Doesn't Expect SEIU to Play Nice

This summer, the Service Employees International Union plans to spend some $50 million to ensure passage of a labor-friendly law that would allow any workforce to join a union if more than half of its employees sign a petition. Currently,…
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News, The Snitch Breaking News: SEIU Takes Over Oakland Affiliate; Local Boss Roselli Bounced

Breaking News: SEIU Takes Over Oakland Affiliate; Local Boss Roselli Bounced

This just in from our LA Weekly colleague Steven Mikulan: A press release just issued by the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Service Employees Union International announced it has served trusteeship papers on its rebel health-care workers local, known as…
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News, The Snitch Oakland Union Boss: 150,000 California Health-Care Workers May Quit SEIU

Oakland Union Boss: 150,000 California Health-Care Workers May Quit SEIU

The leader of an Oakland-based health-care affiliate of the Service Employees International Union said Monday that workers may quit the union en masse if SEIU president Andy Stern follows through on a threat to take over the affiliate.…
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News, The Snitch Breaking News: SEIU Boss to S.F. Health Care Workers -- Accept My Ultimatim, Or I'll Destroy You

Breaking News: SEIU Boss to S.F. Health Care Workers -- Accept My Ultimatim, Or I'll Destroy You

Andy Stern, boss of the two-million-member Service Employees International Union, sent an ultimatum Thursday to California health care workers ordering them to accept a deal critics say will undermine the rights of elderly nursing home patients. The ultimatum comes after…
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SEIU boss Andy Stern wouldn't mind if McCain gets elected

In the final moments of a historic campaign, an old political hand pulls an outlandish stunt that will either damage him, or help make him one of the most powerful men in the world. Sarah Palin or the briefly suspended…
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Local Union Leader Rosselli Blasts SEIU Boss Andy Stern

Somewhere in California there's a woman alone in a nursing home with bedsores that grow more painful and life-threatening by the day. And down the hall there's an orderly who would like to do something about her but can't, because…
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Stern Reprimand

A once-secret power struggle between one of the Western United States' most powerful labor leaders, and America's most famous union boss, has broken out into the open. United Healthcare Workers West leader Sal Roselli has sent letters to union members…
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Letters to the Editor

Unnatural Births Et tu, St. Luke?: This letter is in regard to your article "No Hail Caesarean," . I found this article refreshing and enjoyed reading it. It gave voice to the pregnant mothers who believed in their bodies,…
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Letters to the Editor

ACTing the Fool Take a bow, Perloff: Thanks to Chloe Veltman for finally talking about the "elephant in the corner of the room" in the recent review . ACT under the artistic direction of Carey Perloff…
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Letters to the Editor

An Act of Journalism Nursing a grudge: As a member of a real fighting union, (California Nurses Assn/NNOC) I want to say that Matt Smith has done something all too rare in this story — committed an act of real…
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News, Matt Smith Union Disunity

Union Disunity

“With time, my loss of Cassie began to transform the way I approached life.” —Andy Stern, Getting America Back on Track: A Country That Works, Simon & Schuster, 2006 “It is as if he cant help conflating the fate of…
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