Most of the war started after Randy Shaw began experiencing his own problems after his Tenderloin Housing Clinic joined the union. Shaw, being an attorney, might recognize the legal term unclean hands regarding this story
We here at Bluoz are betting the farm that you will not see a disclaimer from Shaw in Beyondchron, nor will you see anything like the below comments that were posted on Indybay yesterday
Randy Shaw needs to add a disclaimer in all his "labor" writings
by Rank and File SEIU
Tuesday Nov 17th, 2009 9:28 AM
This author needs to put up a disclaimer on all his articles about SEIU: He is a Boss at the Tenderloin Housing Clinic (THC) where the workers are under SEIU 1021. In fact, he is a progressive boss, every year he gets worse and targets the workers at the THC.
Â§SEIU1021 and Randy Shaw
by THC employee
Tuesday Nov 17th, 2009 9:42 AM
When will the Labor dispute with Shop Steward Nate Holmes and Tenderloin Housing Clinic be resolved? It has been over 1 year since Nate was fired and yet this matter is not settle. I am an employee at Tenderloin Housing Clinic and even our union here fails to even keep workers informed as to what is happening with Nate's case. This does not speak good for our union nor does it speak well for Shaw. Shaw had his Human Resources Director send out a memo stating that if we would have any dealing with Nate we would be disciplined and several months later the Human Resources lady is no longer at THC. Our union still just let serious violation of workers rights go unnoticed. Randy Shaw is a big hypocrite but no here does anything for fear of retaliation.
Â§1021 Union Representation and Nate Holmes
by Rank-And-File member
Tuesday Nov 17th, 2009 3:02 PM
The new bylaws for SEIU 1021 allow for the grievances to go through rank and file Members. We've been stuck in a set of bylaws where Union Staff get to decide (competently or incompetently) how to handle a lot of our Union grievances and terminations.
Nate Holmes's case is well-known in SEIU 1021. The Union staff dropped the ball. I would like to say the staff was incompetent and missed the deadline. However, Nate Holmes was under attack from Randy Shaw's deranged mind (he doesn't like being criticized for being a Boss asshole "Progressive") and threatened with being fired on a similar incident one year earlier. Back then, Union 1021 staff made a backdoor deal with Shaw when the THC members made a lot of noise and were fighting back. That was when Shaw was buddies buddies with Andy Stern.
Right around the time that UHW was trusteed and NUHW formed is when Nate Holmes' case should've been processed for arbitration. Maybe Randy benefitted one last time from his old connection to SEIU because he is now enemies of the upper white men echelons of SEIU now that he is more buddies with the white men upper echelons of NUHW.
No excuse for SEIU 1021 dropping Nate's case. It's a fucking shame. But that's how bad trusteeship is with Andy Stern-appointed leadership (Damita Davis, etc.). No accountability to the members.
As a rank-and-file member of 1021, I look forward to having officer elections in the next few months and getting rid of the people who haven't served us. Bring back the power to the members!
by John Reimann
Tuesday Nov 17th, 2009 6:01 PM
What is most amazing is that Shaw can continue to parade as a "friend of labor". With friends like these, who needs enemies?