Discover the realities of Maine SEIU, Forced Unionism, and the local Socialist movement

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12 DAYS OF SEIU by AVERY T.

12 DAYS OF SEIU by AVERY T. HORTON, JR.
With apologies

ON THE FIRST DAY OF MEMBERSHIP
MY ORGANIZER GAVE TO ME
AN APPLICATION MADE TO SCREW ME

ON THE TWELFTH DAY OF MEMBERSHIP
MY ORGANIZER GAVE TO ME

TWELVE ORGANIZERS ORGANIZING

ELEVEN LEADERS LYING

TEN PURPLE KOOL-ADES

NINE COUNCILS CLUCKING

EIGHT DIRECTORS DUCKING

SEVEN STEWARDS SUCKING

SIX MEMBERS A PAYING

FIVE PURPLE THINGS

FOUR STUPID STAFF

THREE PURPLE PENS

TWO PURPLE MUGS

AND AN APPLICATION MADE TO SCREW ME.

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With a little luck, this song will soon be released as a music video like some of the other great work by Avery. For example, one of my favorite music videos he's done is this one:

"Shame on SEIU"
posted at https://youtu.be/kM_dmaeLylE
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Merry Christmas to all! :-)

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FMI: http://seiu503.org/voters_guide_post/candidate-for-president-avery-horton/

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FYI

FYI

Of the 20 unions with the largest political expenditures, only two made any serious efforts to be bipartisan in their contributions: the National Air Traffic Controllers Association and the Air Line Pilots Association. Those two unions both gave more than 40 percent of their total political contributions to Republicans. For years, unions have disrespected the views of many of their members to fund Democrats and liberal causes, and they continue to do so. In the future, perhaps the Janus decision will lead to changes in the causes and candidates that public sector unions support.”

http://seiumonitor.com/

I don’t think MSEA or SEIU will change, they’ll just double down after their Janus member losses.

And keep supporting the same old same old Democrats.

Workers who don’t want to be part of liberal labor unions should just start or find their own unions.

Ones that will represent both their political and economic interests rather than the Democrats.

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Aiir Traffic Controllers .

Aiir Traffic Controllers .
I wonder why ?

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Bruce, are you referring to

Bruce, are you referring to Ronald Reagan's showdown with PATCO in the early 1980's?

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Sonny said "I don’t think

Sonny said "I don’t think MSEA or SEIU will change, they’ll just double down after their Janus member losses."
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Although I wish you were wrong on that, Sonny, I'd bet the farm you're absolutely right... and I hope more members will soon realize that fact and take action so they get better representation. However, that old saying about leading a horse to water might apply to this situation.

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What is SEIU hiding?

What is SEIU hiding?

Why are they working so hard to protect illegal aliens here in our USA?

Do our local members of MSEA-SEIU Local 1989 really support SEIU idiots like who can be seen in the video clip posted at https://youtu.be/7wBMkMPHGsQ

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Yes , they have long memories

Yes , they have long memories .

I remember a conversation with one of the fired union members who got hired here in Maine.
Essentially he offered the prevelant disbelief among the community that the union would prevail and nothing would happen !

After protests at Berkley as Gov. he found union easier to deal with.

My co workwer offered it also diminished his belief on unions.

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SEIU members are still being

SEIU members are still being used as financial and political puppets by their union masters...

SEIU drops 1M on PRECKWINKLE — Guess who’s on our POWER LIST — AXELROD on the mayor’s race

“This year, the Service Employees International Union state council is weighing in with a $1 million contribution to Toni Preckwinkle’s campaign — just weeks after the Cook County Board president announced $700 million in spending above the current county budget and an infusion of money into county hospitals, which are run in part by the ranks of SEIU employees.

“The Service Employees International Union state council will put its money where its mouth is in the race for mayor, following its endorsement of Toni Preckwinkle with a $1 million contribution to her campaign. The seven-figure donation ratchets up the fundraising arms race among the mayoral contenders, and shows why the backing of a union such as SEIU can be important as the candidates try to find the money to pay for advertising to get their messages out and separate themselves from the crowded field,” the Tribune’s John Byrne reports.”

Source: https://www.politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2018/12/10/in-the...
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Yet another wasted $1M by the greedy bosses in this so-called labor union that mostly acts
like a Far-Left political action committee. As they say, nothing changes if nothing changes! :-(

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POLITICAL ACTIVISTS FOR MSEA-SEIU LOCAL 1989

“Elected to the 2019 MSEA-SEIU Board of Directors, standing in front from left: Area I: Retiree Director Bob Ruhlin, Alternate Retiree Director Diane Sharpe, Director Paul Edgecomb;
Director Tom Maher and Alternate Director Kandi Crawford;
Area II: Director Jen Neumeyer; Alternate Director George O’Connor,
and Director Dave Projansky; Area III: Alternate Director Steve Kimball, Director Lisa Morgan and Retiree Director Penny Whitney-Asdourian. In back row at center are MSEA-SEIU President Ramona Welton and MSEA-SEIU Vice President Dean Staffieri. Also standing in back row, at far left is MSEA-SEIU Director Maureen Sullivan.”

SOURCE: See their picture posted top & center at https://www.mseaseiu.org/ (as of 12/13/18)
and more political details about this labor union/PAC. Their group picture is also posted at https://www.facebook.com/MSEASEIU1989/photos/a.1075757695771722/23588885...

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HOW TO REACH THESE THREE POLITICAL ACTIVISTS FOR SEIU (Source: https://www.mseaseiu.org/):

Steward Information
Name: Projansky, David C
Dept: Health & Human Services: DHHS
Bldg: 41 Anthony Ave
City: Augusta
Area: Payroll Tech 4
Unit: Supervisory
Phone: (207) 287-9291
Email: david.projansky@maine.gov
2nd Email: dcprojansky@gmail.com
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Tom Maher
Area 1 Director - Penobscot

Home Phone: (207) 296-2720
Work Phone: (207) 941-4158
Email: tom.maher@mseaseiu.net
Additional Email: narsbars@gmail.com

Steward Information
Name: Maher, Thomas M
Dept: Admin/Finance
Bldg: 656 State St
City: Bangor
Area: Information Services
Unit: Non Supervisory
Phone: (207) 941-4158
Email: tom.maher@maine.gov
2nd Email: narsbars@gmail.com
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Jennifer Neumeyer
Area 2 Director - Jay Poor/Richard West

Home Phone: (207) 622-3533
Work Phone: (207) 287-4952
Email: jencw1026@gmail.com
Additional Email: jennifer.neumeyer@mseaseiu.net

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“The November meeting of the

“The November meeting of the Androscoggin County Democratic Committee focused on labor issues. Allan Shephard, training director, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 567, gave a presentation on IBEW’s apprenticeship program. Other key presenters were Matt Schlobohm, executive director, Maine AFL-CIO,
and Dave Projansky, treasurer, Western Maine Labor Council, and member, MSEA-SEIU. From left are Scholobohm, Projansky and Shephard.”

***** Yes indeed, that's Dave Projansky standing in the middle. *****

Image source: http://www.sunjournal.com/discuss-labor-issues/

NOTE: You can also see Dave Projansky working as a political activist for Jared Golden at https://www.facebook.com/MSEASEIU1989/photos/a.158043280876506/231577338...
and countless other examples of his endless political activities for Maine SEIU within the posts and photo albums at https://www.facebook.com/pg/MSEASEIU1989/

“A strong union is important for workers to have a voice, for members to have fair representation, and to support my union brothers and sisters.”
-- Dave Projansky, MSEA-SEIU Chief Steward, Capitol Western Chapter President, and a PASER member

Source w/ picture: https://www.facebook.com/MSEASEIU1989/photos/a.218735091473991/210693202...
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Hmmmm, can anyone guess who's that man holding the banner at this protest by Maine SEIU?
How did all of the expenses for this protest get filed and/or reported?


Image source & article: https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/01/09/public-sector-union-shedding-pai...

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QUESTION: Is anyone within state government management watching public servants like Dave Projansky, who also clearly work as political activists and/or labor union/PAC officers to ensure they're not on-the-clock and wasting tax dollars when out doing their political activities?

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See “MSEA-SEIU Directors Jen Neumeyer and Luci Levesque and MSEA-SEIU Retiree Director George Burgoyne talk with State Rep. Matt Pouliot about the importance of passing a state budget that: 1) prevents a state government shutdown; 2) funds the jobs in the current state budget; 3) protects the retiree cost of living adjustment; and 4) funds the surcharge dedicated to public education.”
Posted at https://www.facebook.com/MSEASEIU1989/photos/a.1735234306490721/17352343...

+ See other pictures of Jen Neumeyer working as a political activist for Maine SEIU at https://www.facebook.com/pg/MSEASEIU1989/
--> Was Jen ever on-the-clock and being paid by our tax dollars when out working as a political activist?

Can anyone guess what kind of phone calls Jen Neumeyer was making in the picture posted at https://www.facebook.com/MSEASEIU1989/photos/a.1075757695771722/23110038... and was she getting paid with tax dollars while making those calls?
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Nice photo: “Jen Condriet Neumeyer helps get out the vote for Mike Michaud for Governor”
Source (11/2/14): https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maine-State-Employees-Association-SEIU-Lo...

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Q: Hey Jen, how were all of the related expenses for those calls being made filed and reported on the accounting front?

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Jen Condriet Neumeyer
I can't even begin to describe the insanity that is Girl Scouts, motherhood, working full-time, and part-time, being an active union member, plus having a dog.”

Source: https://www.pinterest.com/condriet/

Q: Hey Jennifer, if “being an active union member” feels insane to you, why are you involved with MSEA-SEIU Local 1989?

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We really need to Follow-The-Money...
*** Taxpayers deserve to know the truth about how the MSEA-SEIU Local 1989 political activities have been funded for the last 5+ years! ***

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“MSEA-SEIU Director and Steward Tom Maher stands with Shenna Bellows for U.S. Senate!”
posted at https://www.facebook.com/MSEASEIU1989/photos/a.218735091473991/957313480...

--> --> Learn more about Tom Maher and his major political activities at http://unionmaine.org/author/narsbars/
and check out the online posts (for the BDN, etc.) under Narsbars @ https://disqus.com/by/narsbars/

In addition, check out the countless purely political posts by "Narsbars" at https://bangordailynews.com/ and take note on how many of those posts/comments were done during what are normal working hours... taxpayers deserve some answers on when numerous public servants in Maine have actually doing all of their political activities with the MSEA-SEIU Local 1989.

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It's time for Governor LePage to investigate what's happening...

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Jonathan French is another

Jonathan French is another public servant working for the State of Maine and also serving as a political activist for MSEA-SEIU Local 1989... and he too has certainly earned the spotlight for his efforts.

Jonathan French has been serving as a political activist for Maine SEIU for many years, and
the Maine Progressives Warehouse has even published a great example of his efforts --> posted at
https://maineprogressiveswarehouse.me/2011/06/27/maine-state-workers-ral...

Jonathan French is also part of a seven-minute video called MSEA is ME and posted at https://www.mseaseiu.org/index.php/msea-is-me/
“Seven of those interviewed are working members: Kerem Gungor, Jonathan French, Mark Brunton, Kevin Russell, Nickole Wesley, and MSEA-SEIU Directors Luci Levesque and Allison Perkins.” Jonathan's part in the video begins at the 04:05 point.

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“MSEA-SEIU Member Jonathan French and fellow workers throughout our nation are standing together to say America Needs Union Jobs.”
Source w/ picture was posted on Saturday, 2018 May 5, at https://www.facebook.com/MSEASEIU1989/photos/a.218735091473991/209855893...
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Now who’s that man wearing a hat and holding the banner in picture posted on Friday, 16 March 2018, at https://www.facebook.com/MSEASEIU1989/photos/a.2043621425652006/20436804...

Q: Was he working and getting paid with our tax dollars for this union photo opportunity?
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Jonathan French - public servant & political activist for Maine SEIU


Image source: https://deskgram.net/p/1685676122056121646_5667702156

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----> ----------> ---------------> The labor union/PAC known as MSEA-SEIU Local 1989 clearly has a LOT of public servants willing to also serve as political activists for their organization's extreme Far-Left agenda,
and the taxpayers of Maine deserve to know if those massive amounts of purely political activities have been getting funded by tax dollars for the last 5+ years. What do you think?

Maine taxpayers deserve to know the truth!

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You should also know Steven

You should also know Steven Keaten,
as he's a retired public servant and another longtime political activist for MSEA-SEIU Local 1989.


Steve Keaton, of China, a supporter of the Question 4 minimum wage increase, makes a point while asking questions of speakers Thursday during a Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce discussion in Waterville. Staff photo by David Leaming”

Image source w/ article: https://www.centralmaine.com/2016/10/13/waterville-area-chamber-holds-br...
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Steven Keaten and Dave Projansky were both out working the campaign trail for Jared Golden for this picture posted on Thursday, 15 November 2018, at https://www.facebook.com/MSEASEIU1989/photos/a.218735091473991/238894298...

Q: How did all related political expenses get recorded, filed, and reported on that day?

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Steven Keaten seems to love the union/PAC photo opportunities when it’s politics as usual w/ MSEA-SEIU Local 1989, as illustrated in this picture with Mike Michaud, Emily Cain, Shenna Bellows and others posted at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Maine-State-Employees-Association-SEIU-Lo...
(perhaps it was a Labor Day 2014 party).

Q: Does anyone know how did all of the related expenses from that political event get filed and reported?

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Great Picture: “MSEA retirees Steve Keaten and Jackie Roach have collected over 600 signatures for the ballot initiative to raise the minimum wage in Maine. And they aren't done yet!”

Per the Maine Afl-CIO at https://www.facebook.com/maineaflcio/photos/a.608489672536987/1016438758...
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Can you guess who seems to enjoy yelling over a megaphone?

"Union protests visit by US House Speaker John Boehner
By Troy R. Bennett, BDN Staff • September 25, 2014 8:04 pm

Members of the Maine State Employees Union picket outside the Holiday Inn By the Bay in Portland on Thursday night where U.S. House Speaker John Boehner attended a fundraiser for Maine GOP 2nd Congressional District candidate Bruce Poliquin."

Source w/ video: http://bangordailynews.com/video/union-protests-visit-by-us-house-speake...

*** FMI, see his comments posted at https://disqus.com/by/slaveinchina/

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“MSEA-SEIU Retiree Member Steve Keaten talks with MSEA-SEIU-endorsed Sen. Angus King at the EMLC Labor Day Celebration.”
Posted with picture at https://www.facebook.com/MSEASEIU1989/photos/a.1075757695771722/22863269...

Q: Hey Steve, how did all of the related union/PAC political expenses for that day get filed and reported?

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“MSEA-SEIU Member Ray Aleman and MSEA-SEIU Retiree Member Steve Keaten get out the vote for Nov. 6.”
Posted with picture at
https://www.facebook.com/MSEASEIU1989/photos/a.2374775139203298/23747752...

Q: Hey Steve, how did all of the related union/PAC political expenses for that day get filed and reported?

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Maine taxpayers and voluntary union/PAC members alike all deserve to know the truth about how the above-referenced and countless other political activities by SEIU have been financed... the games need to be stopped!


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STRONGER TOGETHER?

STRONGER TOGETHER?

Said the Pimp to the Prostitute.

Said Sonny to Cher.

Said Ike to Tina.

Said Hitler to Stalin.

Said Baldacci to MSEA.

Said the Spider to the Fly.

So who really believes this bull sh!t SEIU marketing mantra and why?

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SEIU has made the news

SEIU has made the news headlines again... :-(

December 18, 2018

Union Organizers Honored by State Communist Party

“The Connecticut Communist Party honored a pair of union organizers, including an official who nearly captured the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor, at its annual awards ceremony.”

“Bermúdez Zimmerman made headlines in 2018 when she launched a long shot campaign to challenge Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ned Lamont's lieutenant governor, former Connecticut secretary of state Susan Bysiewicz. Bermúdez Zimmerman, who is married to Connecticut SEIU state council associate director Stacey Zimmerman, took a leave of absence from her work as organizing director of the SEIU Local 2001 for the campaign.”

Source: https://freebeacon.com/issues/union-organizers-go-red/

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“The Connecticut Communist Party gave out awards on Saturday, December 8 to Eva Bermudez Zimmerman, SEIU organizer and former Lt. Governor primary candidate, and Shellye Davis, president of the Greater Hartford Labor Council.
It was not the first time that union officials have been presented with the Amistad Award, sponsored by the Connecticut Communist Party USA.”

The Connecticut Communist Party USA is part of the national Communist Party USA, which believes, “Socialism will usher in a new era to this country.”

FMI: http://www.yankeeinstitute.org/2018/12/union-officials-win-big-again-at-...

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Kourosh Kenneth Hamidi v.

Kourosh Kenneth Hamidi v. SEIU, Local 1000

---> Watch recording for case: Kourosh Kenneth Hamidi v. SEIU, Local 1000, No. 17-15434

Case Name: Kourosh Kenneth Hamidi v. SEIU, Local 1000
Case Number: 17-15434
Case Panel: Gilman, PAEZ, OWENS
Hearing Location: San Francisco CA
Hearing Date: 12/18/2018

posted at https://www.ca9.uscourts.gov/media/view_video.php?pk_vid=0000014852

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Perhaps this case will need to be heard by our SCOTUS... those judges sounded like they're also working as activists for the Far-Left movement.

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The socialists at MSEA-SEIU

The socialists at MSEA-SEIU Local 1989 just got another victory...

Gideon appoints self-described Portland ‘socialist’ to lead Maine Legislature’s Labor Committee

AUGUSTA – After splitting Maine’s Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development committee in two, Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon has announced that Portland Representative Mike Sylvester will serve as the Chair of the Maine Legislature’s Labor &Housing Committee.

Rep. Sylvester is in his second term as a Representative in the Maine House, and is an outspoken socialist. As Chair of the Labor & Housing Committee, Sylvester will lead the committee that seeks to legislate on matters related to labor laws, wages and public housing issues, among other things.

Source: http://maineexaminer.com/gideon-appoints-self-described-portland-sociali...
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Look who endorsed him: http://southernmainedsa.org/2018/03/22/press-release-southern-maine-dsa-...
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PLUS… “He is a founding member of the Maine Democratic Socialists of America.”
Source: http://legislature.maine.gov/housedems/sylvesterm/index.html
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NOTE: Mike worked for the extreme Far-Left labor union/PAC that “represents” thousands of Maine state workers and others:
“Organizing Director
MSEA-SEIU Local 1989
October 2006 – May 2011 4 years 8 months”

Source: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mike-sylvester-9626aa1b
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Image Source w/ Great Article: https://www.redstate.com/laborunionreport/2014/04/02/seiu-teams-socialis...
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In light of this scary appointment to lead the Labor Committee,
can you even imagine what's going to happen at those legislative hearings over the next year?

God help us!

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JUST IMAGINE WHAT OLD JOE

JUST IMAGINE WHAT OLD JOE STALIN WOULD DO!.

MF said: "In light of this scary appointment to lead the Labor Committee, can you even imagine what's going to happen at those legislative hearings over the next year?"

Well, first they're going to have to order a lot of barbwire for the (ahem) re-education camps.

Then get the "convicted" peasants to dig the moats around them for the alligators.

And then have a few of the peasants test the gator filled moats to make sure they work.

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Sonny, you could be right on

Sonny, you could be right on that... that movement is alive and strong in Maine, and it clearly involves certain labor unions/PACs like the MSEA-SEIU Local 1989. In fact, here's a related article from POLITICO that's quite interesting and explains how some labor unions are involved:

What Would a Socialist America Look Like?
By POLITICO MAGAZINE September 03, 2018

“To move in the Nordic direction, the United States should promote the mass unionization of its workforce, increase legal protections against arbitrary termination and allow workers to control some of the seats on the corporate boards of the companies they work in, as Senator Elizabeth Warren has recently suggested.” ((emphasis added))

Full article at: https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2018/09/03/what-would-a-socialis...
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Q: However, how do we know the mass unionization of our workforce won't make us more like today's Venezuela instead of the "Nordic direction" as indicated?
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PICTURED: Meg Reilly = MSEA-SEIU Field Representative & current Chair for the Southern Maine Democratic Socialists of America.

“Southern Maine DSA is a Chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America. Anyone in Maine who pays National DSA membership dues is automatically a member of Southern Maine DSA. We are incorporated as a Maine non-profit.” Source: http://southernmainedsa.org/about/

The list of their local officers is at http://southernmainedsa.org/committees/
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Image Source: https://www.conwaydailysun.com/portland_phoenix/news/features/portland-p...

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WHAT WOULD A SOCIALIST

WHAT WOULD A SOCIALIST AMERICA LOOK LIKE?

Like the USSR with SEIU as its Politburo.

And like all governments without separation of powers it would be very authoritarian.

Where on a good day you might get a bit of a potato in your soup at the re-education camps.

That is if you get past the alligator filled moats.

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Another potential answer

Another potential answer might look like this new article…

Venezuelan Women "As Young As 14" Escape Socialism By Selling Sex, Hair And Breastmilk

as posted at https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-12-23/venezuelan-women-young-14-esca...

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*** RESOURCES FOR YOUR

*** RESOURCES FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION ***

-------->>> IHSS Union Resignation Kit and Sample letter
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS)


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FMI, see https://www.facebook.com/OptOutoftheSEIUCalifornia/

and https://www.facebook.com/notes/ihss-in-home-supportive-services/new-5-st...

and https://www.caregiver.org/home-supportive-services-ihss-0

and https://www.optouttoday.com/seiu-503-state-employees

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SOUND FAMILIAR?

SOUND FAMILIAR?

Much of the dues paid by those who belong to an AFT local union are shipped off to the state and national union. In the case of my own local, in 2014, over $1 million was collected in dues. Significant amounts were sent to the California Federation of Teachers (over $500,000) and to the national American Federation of Teachers (over $225,000.) From the 2016 tax return, one learns that national American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten salary package was for over $510,000 and that four other officials made in excess of $300,000. According to the California Federation of Teachers 2015 tax return, six state officials had salary packages of more than $270,000. Financially struggling part-time faculty are paying dues to enable union officers to receive what, for most people, are lavish salaries—small compared to that received by some corporate CEOs, movie stars and professional athletes, but significantly greater than even members of Congress who in 2018 were paid $174,000!

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/01/04/unions-need-to-end-pay-inequalit...

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Lots of union members all

Lots of union members all across our country are getting pretty disgusted with their overly greedy union/PAC bosses, and it's good to see and hear it more out in public... as illustrated in this cartoon:


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Can you tell some union members are not happy with their greedy union bosses? That cartoon is certainly sending a strong message… but will they hear it and change their ways?

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WORKERS OF THE WORLD YOU HAVE

WORKERS OF THE WORLD YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE BUT YOUR CHAINS!

MF said: "Can you tell some union members are not happy with their greedy union bosses? That cartoon is certainly sending a strong message… but will they hear it and change their ways?"

I find that most people prefer to avoid conflict and would rather not rock the boat.

Because they just want to get on with their lives.

And so given freedom of choice they would just vote with their feet.

Thereby easily leaving their crooked union for a better one without needing the government's prior permission.

But that won't happen unless or until we have full government deregulation of labor unions.

Because that will end their protected market rackets based upon the current "contract bar rule".

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SNOWBALL RETURNS!

SNOWBALL RETURNS!

In reality, Janus prevailing is a blessing in disguise — a correction that was long overdue. Unions were born to work towards better and safer working conditions, and better wages and compensation for their members, not for union bosses and staff. In the 21st Century, unions have turned away from their core reasons for existence and instead have involved themselves — and members’ dues — in just about every political social justice cause under the sun. They also used member dues to pad their pockets with yearly salary and benefit increases but gave nothing back to dues-paying members.”

---SEIU officer Avery T. Horton, Jr.

http://seiumonitor.com/

Snowball is a character in George Orwell's Animal Farm. He is largely based on Leon Trotsky and describes how he led the opposition against Joseph Stalin (Napoleon).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowball_(Animal_Farm)

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SEIU Members Quitting Union -

SEIU Members Quitting Union - Jan 3, 2019

Since Right to Work was enacted in Michigan, SEIU Local 517M has lost over 20% of its members.”

http://seiumonitor.com/seiu-members-quitting-union/

Told you so.

Once people have freedom of choice they vote with their feet.

Like East Germans scrambling over the Berlin Wall.

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Very true, Sonny, and yet the

Very true, Sonny, and yet the bosses at SEIU still seem to be doing the same old BS.
For example:

FOLLOW THE MONEY
if you can!

SEIU Takes The Fight For 15 To The Footsteps of Congress

“It should not therefore be surprising that the SEIU donated $335,509 to members of the House Education and Labor Committee during the 2018 election cycle alone. Rep. Scott, the committee chair, has received over $45,000 in campaign contributions from the SEIU over the span of his congressional career. Other committee members, such as Reps. Suzanne Bonamici, Joe Courtney, and Frederica Wilson each received at least $20,000. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Nevada) received just over $55,000.
Except for Rep. David Trone (D-Maryland) and nonvoting Delegate Gregorio Kilili Sablan (D-Northern Mariana Islands), every Democrat on the committee has received campaign donations from the SEIU.”

“The NLRB’s decision was in many ways a recognition by appointees of President Barack Obama of the importance of SEIU’s support for his two candidacies: In 2008, SEIU spent a self-declared $60 million to support Obama’s initial campaign, and in 2012 the union spent at least $70 million backing Democrats. The new Education and Labor Committee’s priorities, if left unchecked, promise to continue what President Obama started.”

Full article: https://capitalresearch.org/article/seiu-takes-the-fight-for-15-to-the-f...

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But it's great to see more reports of workers also trying to hold the SEIU crooks accountable for their actions.
For example, from January 18, 2019 (yesterday in NH):

Two state workers seek payback of union fees in lawsuit

"Patrick Doughty and Randy Severance, who are not union members, sued the State Employees’ Association of New Hampshire, SEIU Local 1984, on Monday. They asked a judge to order union officials to refund fees taken from their wages and other New Hampshire public employees."

"They point to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last June that said government workers can’t be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining. Unions had argued that so-called fair share fees pay for collective bargaining and other work the union does on behalf of all employees, not just its members."

"Doughty, a Department of Transportation worker, says between October 2012 and last June, he was forced by the union and the state, as a condition of employment, to pay union fees without his consent. Severance, who works in the Department of Information Technology, said he was forced to pay the fees from 2006 to last June."

Full article: https://www.concordmonitor.com/2-state-workers-seek-payback-of-union-fee...

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YA BEEN HAD, YA BEEN TOOK, YA

YA BEEN HAD, YA BEEN TOOK, YA BEEN BAMBOOZLED!

Political euphemism (for bribes):

M.F. reports: “It should not therefore be surprising that the SEIU donated $335,509 to members of the House Education and Labor Committee during the 2018 election cycle alone.”

AND

Beyond political euphemism (and just plain stupid):

M.F. reports: “In 2008, SEIU spent a self-declared $60 million to support Obama’s initial campaign, and in 2012 the union spent at least $70 million backing Democrats.”

VS

Obama’s big lie (or one of them anyway):

"I will make it the law of the land when I'm President of the United States."
US Senator Obama told the AFL-CIO in April 2008 about getting them Card Check for organizing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Employee_Free_Choice_Act

BUT

Obama silent on card check bill (because Wall Street Banks paid him more):

President Obama's first major White House event aimed at wooing organized labor came and went Friday without any mention of the union's movement's top priority: so-called card check legislation pending on Capitol Hill.

https://www.politico.com/story/2009/01/obama-silent-on-card-check-bill-0...

SO

Democrats paid a huge price for letting unions die!

With its financial contributions and grassroots organizing, the labor movement helped give Democrats full control of the federal government three times in the last four decades. And all three of those times — under Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama — Democrats failed to pass labor law reforms that would to bolster the union cause. In hindsight, it’s clear that the Democratic Party didn’t merely betray organized labor with these failures, but also, itself.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/01/democrats-paid-a-huge-price-for-l...

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And how much did all of the

And how much did all of the dues-paying SEIU members around the world get from the HUGE campaign support they gave Hillary?

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GO FIGURE WITH DEMOCRATS!

GO FIGURE WITH DEMOCRATS!

Defrauding
Every
Moment
Or
Corrupting
Reason
And
The
Senses

Could this be one of the reasons why MSEA-SEIu is now seeking a new Political Director?

Maine State Employees Association SEIU Local 1989
Director of Politics and Legislation Based in Augusta, ME
https://www.unionjobs.com/listing.php?id=14269

Will MSEA-SEIu finally be giving up on the same old same old Democrats?

Don't hold your breath!

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