The protest was attended by two San Francisco candidates for district elections this November, Debra Walker (district 6) and Chris Jackson (district 10). The fact that these two supervisor candidates attended the protest is significant because it shows that they recognize the problem with Randy Shaw and Tenderloin Housing Clinic. You won't find district 6 hopeful Jane Kim at the protest because she's supported by Randy Shaw and Paul Hogarth, and neither will you find another district 6 hopeful Elaine Zamora because she's on the Tenderloin Housing Clinic board of directors
the first news of the protest came from Indybay
H Brown weighs in on this
boys and girls,
Got this in the overnight mail and thought those
of you really really on the inside might like to
check it out. It's a protest rally that starts
in front of Randy Shaw's Tenderloin Housing Clinic
building and ends up in their offices.
The ironic thing here is that Shaw has posed as
a friend of unions for years (like Bruce Brugmann)
but he fights them in his own non-profit business.
He fired shop steward Nate Holmes last year and
endured protests at his office on Larkin St. and
then at his luxury mansion in the Oakland Hills.
I commented at the time that it was odd that Haaland
attended neither protest. I mean, he's the
political rep of SEIU 1021.
This year with Shaw cutting back on health care
benefits for the workers in his employ Haaland thought
he'd better show up. I mean, if Gabriel's gonna
attack Jeff Adachi, he's gotta at least give Randy
a 'wait a minute bro'. D-6 candidate, Debra Walker
(whom Shaw hates because she refused to accept he and
Joe O'Donoghue's control of DBT) was also there as
was D-10 hopeful Chris Jackson. None of the trio
spoke on this tape which is odd for candidates.
THC got 84 million bucks from Newsom this year and it's
clear Shaw is using it to expand his holdings and not
to take care of his workers. He's a heartless and
completely duplicitous empire builder.
originally posted with the video
SEIU 1021 THC Workers Protest Attacks On Healthcare-Petition ED Randy Shaw- Dozens of SEIU San Francisco Tenderloin Housing Clinic workers on 7/23/2010 and spoke out against the attack on their heatlhcare benefits by the agency and it's director Randy Shaw. They presented a petition and talked about how these attacks threaten their lives and their families. Additional footage about THC YouTube - Nate Holmes takes fight to Randy Shaw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3e5SDunFcE Nate Holmes and community supporters protest unethical practices of Tenderloin Housing Clinic and Nate's wrongful termination YouTube - Nathaniel Holmes vs Randy Shaw, Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVGRVMvggX8 Action against a union buster. Here's what the flyer for the event said: Let's Send The Message to Randy Shaw: If You're Pro-Labor Then Quit Stalling The Arbitration Process for Nate Holmes! Monday, July 13, 2009 Note: This is about Randy Shaw, not Modern Times Bookstore. Last year Randy Shaw, Executive Director of the Tenderloin Housing Clinic (THC), unjustly terminated Nate Holmes' for being an active, militant union member in the workplace. Shaw is known for writing on progressive issues and has a new book out on Cesar Chavez that he will be presenting at Modern Times bookstore as part of LaborFest this year. This is precisely why Shaw should know better than to treat workers, especially workers of color like Nate, with contempt and to flagrantly violate the union contract that protects them. Please join community activists and union members to let Randy Shaw know that writing books doesn't let him off the hook. His event will be at 7pm, but we will be meeting at 6:30pm outside of Modern Times bookstore to let those who are coming to hear Shaw's presentation know the truth! To read more about the situation go to: http://www.bluoz.com/blog/index.php?/archives/572-Randy-Shaw-and-the-SEIU.html (corrected) If you are interested in coming or what more information feel free to call us at: 415.221.5519 or email winnfieldnate [at] gmail.com Production of Labor Video Project, P.O. Box 720027, San Francisco, CA 94172
The main page for Nate Holmes and that related protest against Randy Shaw is still located here
Bonus, a little more from H Brown, somewhat related to this because you won't find any of the current Board of Supervisors at a protest like this because of the following. It's a big difference if you think about it
A week or so back Randy Shaw (boss at the taxpayer sponsored BeyondChron.com) wrote an
article in which he concluded that the BOS â€˜Class of 2008â€² is the best group to have
ever served on the Board.
What a crock of shit! Letâ€™s get real and out front here. Shaw likes this Board
and this Mayor because they gave his group 84 million dollars and a 4 year contract in
the latest budget. Tenderloin Housing Corporation which Shaw founded and runs is
the worst manager of SROâ€™s in the City. In the Mission he hires gang bangers to run
his buildings (heâ€™s had to go to court to uproot one group). In my Tenderloin,
gangsters and drug dealers roam the halls of the Seneca Hotel beating residents.
When one resident filmed these incidents and put them on the internet Randy threatened
lawsuits and refused to release his own companyâ€™s videos of the evil that regularly
occurs on the premises he oversees.
So Shaw puts on his knee pads and gives metaphorical head to what is, in fact, an
absolutely horrible BOS incarantion. Not surprising really. Randyâ€™s chief
deputy, Paul Hogarth wrote a column (paid for by you) in Beyond Chron during the last
mayoral contest suggesting that Progressives not run a candidate but rely upon the
Mayorâ€™s generosity. He was right as far as THC goes. The flood of largesse
from Room 200 to Shaw and THC became a tidal wave. Oh, and let me not forget to
congratulate Hogarth on capturing an award as the â€˜Top Policitical Blogger in the
Stateâ€™. I understand it was given by the â€˜Healthy Penis Societyâ€™. These guys
tick me off when they use public money and advanced yoga to print article after article
blowing smoke up their own asses.
That said and off my chest let me just segue into my specific predictions regarding
todayâ€™s Board votes by saying that the â€˜Class of 2008â€² which Shaw loves so much is a
throwback to the Barbara Kaufman Board of a decade or so back. Not since Babs had
to install extra benches in front of her office at City Hall to hold all the guys in
$3,000 suits with checks to pay her off has there been such a rubber-stamp BOS.
The irony is that while Barbara never denied being a handmaiden of the developers
(Christ, her husband â€“ Ron â€“ was one) â€¦ Shawâ€™s â€˜esteemedâ€™ Class of 2008 still wears
the sheeps clothing over their â€˜Demon Sheepâ€™ black inner souls.
â€œDamn, h. â€¦ back off!â€
update, rumours?...latest from H Brown this morning
Things just keep rolling in about Shaw and his
dealings through his SF/CA/US funded Tenderloin
Neighborhood Clinic/Beyond Chron/SRO Colloboratives.
Seems lotsa folks think there be fishy things uh
goin' on there.
One party said that instead of seeking to have
Adachi audited that Chris Daly should make having
Shaw and his outfit audited a going away present to
THC and other SRO tenants.
Another says that slumlord Paul Boschetti, a close
business partner of Shaw's has been doing crooked
property deals behind the scenes for years. It's
said that Boschetti shielded secret Shaw real estate
holdings that included the building which houses the
THC and that Randy has ignored illegal Boschetti
conversions of his holdings in the Verona and Fusion
hotels from SRO to tourist/boutique status.
and yes, there already is request for a full audit of Tenderloin Housing Clinic