Union Hypocrisy: SEIU outsources its GOTV for $200/day


And the union hypocrisy continues:

In what is being billed as the biggest union election in nearly 70 years, the National Labor Relations Board is mailing ballots to roughly 44,000 Kaiser Permanente workers in California. With this election, the fight between the SEIU and its former SEIU-UHW leaders and members may be coming to a head, as the Kaiser workers choose between the SEIU, the NUHW, or no union.

Amid all the rancor between the two unions, it appears the SEIU is going all out, spending untold amounts of its members dues on trying to win the election, including the apparent the outsourcing of its get out the vote efforts to temps:

Are you wondering who the people are behind the purple shirts knocking on your front door?

Well… Tasty recently got some interesting emails (see below) in his inbox. It turns out that a good number of these people are actually temporary workers that SEIU is paying $200 a day (plus all expenses and travel) to knock on your door.

Thats right… temp workers from an agency called TruCorps. Ya gotta wonder how much these temp workers actually know about Kaiser Permanente, the healthcare industry or even SEIU…

Apparently, SEIU is so desperate to hire people to harass you at your homes, that SEIU is even fronting big bucks (your dues dollars) to these temp workers before they even start working.

Check out the emails to one person who was hired after just a 15-minute interview over the phone after they responded to an SEIU advertisement on Craig’s List.

Rumor has it that Pamela Kieffer, who’s the wife of SEIU official Dave Kieffer, is one of the people interviewing and hiring people into temp jobs with SEIU/TruCorps. Dave works closely with TruCorps Strategic Adviser Jim Philliou, so it looks like SEIU is keeping its new temporary agency business venture all in the family.

Here’s some the detail of the GOTV job.

Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2010
From: adminsupport@trucorps.com
Subject: GOTV Project Assignment



Thank you for joining us as a campaign support staffer from September 9, 2010 to no later than October 1, 2010. This is a critical campaign for our important and pioneering work with California health care workers.

You will be traveling to California on September 9th and returning home on October 1, at the latest.

The terms of this project are as follows:

Your travel will be arranged and paid for in advance.

You will be receiving $150.00 per day plus an additional $50.00 per day as a meal per diem. Travel and training days are fully paid also.

As unions fight companies from outsourcing jobs, it’s rather amusing to see the SEIU hiring temps at $200 per day to convince workers to vote for the SEIU.


“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.”  Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776

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