UNION BOSS ANDY STERN ADVOCATING FINANCIAL BAILOUT NATIONAL LEGISLATION FOR MORE UNION DUES MONIES….TIME TO LOOK AT THE MASSACHUSETTS UNION TRACK RECORD FOR THOSE IN NEED OF PUBLIC HEALTH, MENTALLY ILL, AND MENTALLY RETARDED SERVICES. SPECIAL SELF INTEREST UNION OR FOR THE COMMON INTEREST FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD?
Embattled in his own union, Service Employees International Union Labor boss Andy Stern is writing guest columns for newspapers throughout the country stating the demise of the middle class workers is because of the lack of union representation and difficulty in union organizing. Stern like many other failed union bosses have not maintained and insured workers rights against corporate financial greed that is destroying the American way of life. This union boss and like others in the labor movement are out of touch with members who work in the workplace and what is right for America. They play Democratic Party Politics and times play their own dues paying members against unorganized potential members resulting in their loss of jobs. Now Stern and the other oblivious members of the labor movement are promoting the Employee Free Choice act.
This national legislation if passed will permit a majority of workers in a company by their own choosing and signing up could join a union or holding an election. There are several unfair hurdles for workers getting a union in a company and the Republican Bush Administration has been a hindrance to the process. However, the so called Democratic Party labor bosses also had similar problems during the Democrat Clinton administrations and did little. Thus, the labor leaders want a financial bailout for the loss of dues, faction in fighting, and massive losses in membership of most unions.
I agree something must be done to insure fairness in the workplace. However, this legislation should proceed cautiously and not to victimize workers, businesses, and government. There must be the strongest procedures and protections to insure real and not make believe democracy will be in the reforms to protect workers from greedy self serving union officials.
Andy Stern is another labor boss out of step with the membership he extracts dues for so called representation. He talks and talks that which sounds good but does not practices his words or has a sense of reality except getting dues and be a so called political insider.
Look at his Stern’s union here in Massachusetts which is an almost total failure to his membership who provide daily compassion, concern, and care for those in need of Human Services.
His union has failed to insure and modernize an effective Massachusetts Human Service State delivery system for needed institutions and community facilities for the most vulnerable in our state in need of Public health, Mental Retardation, and Mentally ill services.
Instead, the Stern and his union officials union have embarked on failing to stop for profit, non profit, and not for profit more costly private developers, consultants, vendors, and providers who have destroyed the State Delivery System. This has caused the State Budget to balloon over the years with no oversight or accountability that has led to improprieties of waste, fraud, and abuse to both the taxpayers and those in need. The philosophy for Stern and his union appear to follow is let the State Delivery System of providing services fail, with the State becoming a buyer of services, and his union will organize the private sector who take over thus maintaining their dues revenue. As for the members jobs eliminated the union represents?
Look at what little currently as in the past beyond the cursory the union is doing as the last vestige of the State delivery System for the Mentally Retarded is being closed Fernald, Glavin, and Monson as further verification what the union bosses are up to in their pursuit of membership dues. Will the union let it happen figuring the state losses in membership will at some point be replaced by the powerful private growing Human Services Industrial Establishment of vendors, consultants, and providers that they usually coalition with.
Andy Stern and his Union Special Self Interest at the expense of the Common Interest?