Tag: California Nurses Association

Jan 04 2013

California Nurses Association Trying to Stick It To SEIU


California Nurses Association members

This Left-Wing Labor Union Civil War of the California Nurses Association vs. SEIU does not bother me a bit. Both unions are staunch far-left supporters of the California Democratic Party.

Two health care unions are joining forces in a move that could threaten a powerful rival’s dominance and fuel a new round of labor tensions.

The 85,000-member California Nurses Association is forging an alliance with the 10,000-member National Union of Healthcare Workers to form a new union made up entirely of health sector workers.

The alliance announced Thursday renews a bitter rivalry between the nurses’ union and the powerful 2 million-member Service Employees International Union, the nation’s dominant health care union and a major force in Democratic politics.

It also points to a trend that could see unions increasingly compete against each other for a dwindling pool of new members as the ranks of organized labor continue their steady decline. Health care has been one of the few areas of growth for unions in recent years.

About half of the SEIU’s members are in the health care industry. CNA is part of the 185,000-member National Nurses United, the largest nurses’ union in the country.

A top priority for the new alliance is to lure 43,000 unionized workers at Kaiser Permanente in California away from the SEIU and into the new union, to be known as NUHW-CNA and based in Oakland, Calif. That would deprive SEIU of more than $40 million a year in membership dues.

Remember when the CNA followed California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Republican candidate for Governor Meg Whitman around with their Saul Alinsky ridicule tactics?

Good luck to both unions….not really.


Aug 03 2012

The California Nurses Association Wants to Raise Californian’s Taxes


California Nurses Association members

The California Nurses Association are spending large to support California Governor Jerry Brown’s California Proposition 30.

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday collected the California Nurses Association’s endorsement, a $1 million contribution and a pledge of boots on the street to support his tax-hike measure on November’s ballot.

Flanked by the leadership of the CNA and National Nurses United’s leadership and a phalanx of red-shirted nurses, Brown called it “a generous contribution and one sorely needed to present the choice to the people of California.”

Big as that check is, it pales beside the latest $5 million pumped into Proposition 38, a competing tax measure, by its proponent, Molly Munger of Pasadena. Munger’s total stake so far is almost $13.8 million, some of which already is being spent on television advertising.

A poll released last week by the California Business Roundtable and Pepperdine University showed 56.2 percent support for Brown’s measure, Proposition 30 — not a strong showing with three months to go before Election Day.

And the governor has a big public-relations problem — at the very least — as he simultaneously asks voters to hike taxes for the general fund while trying to explain why some of the state’s special funds might have millions more squirreled away than previously believed. He said his Finance Department will deliver a comprehensive report on that Friday.

Organized labor, including the nurses are going all in for this tax increase proposed by Democrat Governor Jerry Brown.

Funny thing though, is that even if the tax increases pass, the California budget deficit will still remain in the $ billions.

California taxpayers are being sold a load of political BS and the nurses, among others, are paving the way.