Sunday, November 15, 2009

SEIU Beating Up Congress For Better "Health"

We are privileged to be entertained by ads on television asking people to call Rep. Pat Tiberi and ask him why he wants people to die. The voice over is joined with cute, heart-wrenching and homey pictures of kids and the elderly that just make you want to run out and slap Tiberi for not supporting socialized medicine.

The ads are sponsored by the "Foundation of Patients Rights", a warm and fuzzy group otherwise known as the thugs from Service Employees International Union. It appears that when not beating people at Tea Party rallies, SEIU really really likes kids and old people, especially photogenic ones who will get more people to vote the way SEIU wants. That is, vote for more and more union (aka big government) and government control over society and the United States of America.

SEIU is part of a coalition, Change to Win, which is made up of members who broke away from the AFL-CIO because it was too conservative.

Some of CtW efforts are:

Make Work Pay: Make Work Pay is a general organizing campaign aimed at improving wages and working conditions for working people.
Justice at Smithfield: Organizes workers at Smithfield Foods pork-packing plants. Smithfield has been accused of human rights violations for its treatment of workers by international human rights group Human Rights Watch.
Ports Protection: Organizes truck drivers who move cargo from port facilities out to warehouses and businesses.
Wal-Mart Campaign: Organizes workers in Wal-Mart stores.
Driving Up Standards Together ([1]): Organizes school bus drivers employed by FirstGroup/FirstStudent. An international campaign coordinated with the UK's Transport and General Workers Union (now part of the United Kingdom trades union "Unite").
Uniform Justice: Organizes employees of Cintas, North America's most profitable uniform and laundry company.
Cure CVS: Organizes CVS/Pharmacy and criticize its practices.

Other warm and fuzzy members are:
International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
United Farm Workers (UFW)
United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)

Funny how the Foundation of Patients Rights never brings up their affiliation with SEIU. They could run really cool video showing how government health care would cover all the people that SEIU members beat up because those people don't want more unions that want more unions that want more government.