Skip to comments.SEIU Endangering Lives (Red Cross)
Posted on 06/08/2010 7:46:26 PM PDT by Lorianne
I thought the Service Employees International Union couldn't go much lower than bullying boy scouts, but it appears they've bested themselves. Way to go, big labor thugs!!
Investors Business Daily reports that the SEIU is staging a three day strike against Red Cross blood donation operations because the Red Cross (in response to the weakened economy and lower donations) has recently been forced to cut salaries, end bonuses and reduce pensions. The Red Cross relies on donations and in this economy it's understandable that there will be some belt tightening.
But SEIU clearly believes they shouldn't have to make any sacrifices-not even when it comes to their contract with charities that are only trying to make it in these tough economic times. And SEIU isn't just asking to be exempt from the cuts; SEIU is asking for higher salaries and more benefits from the already struggling Red Cross.
I worked at the Red Cross and know that many Red Cross employees sacrifice more lucrative careers in order to give back to their country and communities--dedicating themselves to a life of service, charity and volunteerism. Many could make more money in the private sector or even in a government job with FEMA or any of the other federal homeland security and emergency response agencies. But they don't because they believe in helping others through private charitable assistance.
But perhaps SEIU sees little need for private charitable organizations. After all, is there really a need for the Red Cross when big government is there to supply your every need from food to housing to healthcare?
Perhaps that explains SEIU's lack of reverence for the mission of the Red Cross and the life-saving blood products it supplies to some 3,000 hospitals and transfusion centers nationwide. The Red Cross is the largest single supplier of blood in the United States but the SEIU sees nothing wrong with taking the nation's blood supply hostage in order to make the Red Cross meet their demands.
Perhaps President Obama can take this up with Former SEIU head Andy Stern. He is, after all, the number one visitor to the White House-listed on the White House logs for 22 visits-the top number on the logs.
Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.
It’s time for the G-Men to get out there and get these mobsters. Like someone here said, “Purple is the new brown”.
Tell me again how corporate fatcats are the greedy ones.................
SEIU is bad news. ACORN is bad news. The DNC is bad news. The Democrat party is bad news.
There’s sure a lot of bad news going around.
I doubt SEIU is a big blood donor anyway.
The SEIU proves evil exists.
This doesn’t surprise me in the slightest.
Like all liberals, they will only donate what they've stolen from others.
Time to bring back the gangbusters.
One would think an organization such as Red Cross would be exempt from Union organizing as they are NOT government, and are dependant upon the benevolence of community, and therefore the well being of the economy.
I think there should be some changes by Congress to incorporation rules requiring non union status for such organizations.
I’d prefer the Red Cross over SEIU, but this makes me wonder how they pissed away all the 911 money they raked off the top that was intended for families of the dead.
since this is liberal infighting, maybe they can both lose.
The purpleshirts are at it again.
This SEIU is nothing but a commie front and they need to be crushed, right after the teacher’s unions.
Sorry, the teachers have to go first.
One would think an organization such as Red Cross would be exempt from Union organizing as they are NOT government, and are dependant upon the benevolence of community,Remember, the Red Cross is competition to many parts of government health care. If the O man can downplay or eliminate the Red Cross then his (our )health care plan will be needed even more.
Don't let other organizations stand in your way, eliminate them. Systematically taking apart our country has been his goal from the beginning.
Everything right on track...
“Everything right on track...”
OH Yeah, Agree with you! Definitely.
It’s interesting to me that as long as the Red Cross has been around that they aren’t exempted from Union Organizing.
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