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Letters Keep your friends close, should have a hard time getting in the home workers....” Isn’t that nice. your enemies closer? door. But given the inherent unfair- It sounds like he might really care Labor unions are the enemy. I am ness in the [National Labor Relation about nursing home employees, shocked to see your neutral cover- Board’s] approach to elections, and which is belied by the fact that age of outgoing SEIU president Andy their strong bias in favor of unions, organizers only care about more Stern by John O’Connor (May, p. 3). management of a facility rarely gets dues-paying members. Unions do nothing but bring grief treated fairly in the outcome. And the “reaching out” is really and misery to long-term care opera- So Andy managed to grow SEIU more like making outrageously false tors. We never “partner” with them— during his tenure—are you praising accusations about facility manage- we are forced to tolerate them based him for this? This is awful, not com- ment while making impossible prom- on the outcome of staff votes. mendable. ises about what the union will get for If management is doing what You state that Mr. Stern “built the underpaid, overworked staff. it should be for staff, then unions the SEIU by reaching out to nursing Yet the NLRB ties the hands of Introducing Pronto Amazing washer-&-dryer in one machine! Your laundry can be completely TM [ ] “Labor unions are the enemy.” what the employer can say during organizing who is the only one of the washed and dried in one machine! Saving time, space, and increasing two who can make real offers. productivity, Electrolux Professional’s Union techniques are despicable. amazing new Pronto Wash-&-Dry Do you think we have forgotten about uses half the space of traditional the incredible corruptions in all major washers and dryers. labor unions in past years? Do you think they are lily white now? Easily installs on wood floors, And then you buddy up to Mr. 2nd floors, and over basements. Stern in an interview. Why would any-
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