Board of Supervisors, Non Profit funding and workers rights

On April 18, 2012, workers from non profits went before the board of supervisors to ask for pay raises. On May 1st, 2012, we remind people of the non profits who have trampled over workers rights

the whole story and the main page for this is here

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/04/17/18711462.php

Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit @ Randy Shaw’s Tenderloin Housing Housing Clinic
by Craig
Tuesday Apr 17th, 2012 5:54 AM

Please give an update on Shop Steward’s lawsuit at Tenderloin Housing Clinic.

I am a former employee at Tenderloin Housing and would greatly appreciate some information about Mr. Holmes’s case against THC.
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§Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit @ Randy Shaw’s Tenderloin Housing H
by THC worker
Tuesday Apr 17th, 2012 7:26 AM
It has been about four years since Nathaniel was fired, I believe he was single out by management because we as union members we signed a petition about unfair labor practices here at THC and Mr. Holmes was the only one fired by Shaw because Nathaniel complained about racism and filed grievances at THC. SEIU1021 as usual did nothing to help. I would like some information also even though I know it takes years for employment lawsuits to be resolved. Good luck to Mr. Holmes!!
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§Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit @ Randy Shaw’s Tenderloin Housing H
by Larry
Tuesday Apr 17th, 2012 7:37 AM
This case is presently pending in the Ninth Circuit court of Appeals.
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§Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit @ Randy Shaw’s Tenderloin Housing H
by Shop Steward at THC
Tuesday Apr 17th, 2012 8:44 AM
Workers at THC owe Nate Holmes because we failed to even be concerned about him being wrongly terminated by Randy. We were intimidated by management’s memo not to even speak to Nate and turned our backs on him in his time of distress. I hope that this court of appeals will protect his constitutional rights that have been violated. I know that Nate have a long list of witnesses to come to his defense and I wish him and his family well.
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§Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit @ Randy Shaw’s Tenderloin Housing H
by Mission Hotel Clerk
Wednesday Apr 18th, 2012 7:31 AM
To get an update on Nate’s case call 415- 355-8000 and give case # 11-16988.
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§Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit @ Randy Shaw’s Tenderloin Housing H
by Rony
Thursday Apr 19th, 2012 5:48 AM
SEIU1021 should have never let this termination take place. Over 50 union members signed a petition about unfair employment practices of Randy Shaw and yet only one person, Nathaniel Holmes was terminated. BIG TIME DISCRIMINATION AT TENDERLOIN CLINIC !!
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§Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit @ Randy Shaw’s Tenderloin Housing H
by Marlon
Thursday Apr 19th, 2012 8:44 AM
Thanks Craig for asking about this case. Let’s face the facts – Nate Holmes was fired because he called out Randy Shaw’s Jim Crow practices at Tenderloin Housing, filed grievances about racist practices by supervisors and complained about racism from co – workers and SEIU1021 union reps. Mr. Shaw wants to be known as a progressive or some sort of so called power broker. Nate pissed Shaw off and that is what the new racism is all about – denying that racism exists. I wish Mr. Holmes the best in pursuing his constitutional rights.
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§Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit @ Randy Shaw’s Tenderloin Housing H
by Larry H.
Sunday Apr 29th, 2012 4:17 PM
Title Vl of the Civil Rights Rights Act (1964) states that ” No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Below is the April 18, Board of Supervisors budget and finance committee hearing on non profit flat line budgets and workers pay raises. Not a single mention mention was made of Nate Holmes, not by Randy Shaw or the Tenderloin Housing Clinic current SEIU union rep, or anyone else during this entire 3 hour hearing


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While the Board of Supervisors are technically barred from interfering with individual non profits, this continues to be the case with the add back process that the city attorney itself calls ‘possible misconduct’ on the Board of Supervisors and was described in the Civil Grand Jury report on Non Profits. There used to be a non profit oversight committee formed by the Board of Supervisors, but that was disbanded several years ago, so there is no one to turn to anymore other than the department heads or the Board of Supervisors, or the courts. So who oversees the nonprofits now? Nobody except the department heads like HSA director of contracts David Curto, who was also at this hearing and also heard from Nate Holmes in 2009 and then went before the Board of Supervisors and told them Tenderloin Housing Clinic had no problems. If the departments heads ignore it, who oversees the department heads?. Its the Board of Supervisors or the mayor

this is Human Services Agency director of non profit contracts David Curto in 2010 asking for 82 million and a 5 1/2 year contract for Tenderloin Housing Clinc before the exact same Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance committee, which then had as members John Avalos and Ross Mirkarimi. No mention of any union or labor disputes at Tenderloin Housing Clinic here either. Those supervisors could have said something to the department head at that time, but didn’t. Now Mirkarimi is fighting to keep his own job


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This is Nate Holmes and SEIU union rep Kate Walker before the Board of Supervisors Government and Oversight committee November 12, 2009

This hearing was because of the same civil grand jury report on non profits

If San Francisco’s largest non profit can get away with this for four years running, with no questions asked, then why should the public have faith in any of this process?

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