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SEIU organizing efforts intensifying at UPMC
Pittsburgh Business Times ^ | Friday, December 7, 2012, 6:00am EST | Kris B. Mamula

Posted on 12/07/2012 12:08:21 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs

The gleaming UPMC letters atop the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s corporate offices downtown might as well be a bull’s-eye for all the attention being generated by the biggest labor organizing effort in the system’s history.

The Service Employees International Union represents janitors at Harvard University, home care workers in Los Angeles and employees at HCA, the biggest for-profit hospital chain in the country. Now, the union is going after UPMC, Pennsylvania’s biggest hospital network.

To prevail, the health system has to convince employees they’re better off without a union at a time when the health care industry is undergoing

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1 posted on 12/07/2012 12:08:27 PM PST by ExxonPatrolUs
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The day is rapidly approaching when you will go to the hospital and be “treated” by an SEIU “care giver”. There won’t be any doctors. Good luck with that, Skippy.


2 posted on 12/07/2012 12:11:52 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Don't tax me bro! Tax that guy over there!)
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Well for one thing their paychecks will be smaller from dues deductions. If their pay goes up because of SEIU contracts so will their dues.
3 posted on 12/07/2012 12:15:35 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: ExxonPatrolUs
This is sad. UPMC is an excellent Health Care Provider.

I know - I'm a customer.

They provide great service at a good price. They make many contributions to local charities.

But "Activists" are targeting them for "failing to pay their 'fair share' of taxes."

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2012/12/05/hearing-over-upmcs-tax-exempt-status-gets-heated/

Now I understand - SEIU wants to get their filthy mitts in there.

I hope they fail.

4 posted on 12/07/2012 3:05:05 PM PST by eCSMaster (2012 elections: American Coup d'etat!)
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Let’s see-first the unions killed the steel industry in P’burgh; now they want to kill the medical industry-makes perfect sense to me!


5 posted on 12/07/2012 8:48:54 PM PST by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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