Deposed union leaders stage California healthcare coup
The SEIU recently consolidated a number of California locals representing roughly 240,000 healthcare workers, including nursing home employees, across the state. Early last week, UHW officials were relieved of their duties. That prompted the local's boss, Sal Rosselli, to form a new union, the National Union of Healthcare Workers, according to local news reports.
With his petition to the NLRB, Rosselli hopes to convince SEIU members to vote to decertify the massive union and join his new organization. Many independent and chain-owned nursing homes, along with a number of hospitals and other healthcare facilities are expected to take part in the vote.