CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY PARTNERS WITH SEIU
March 25, 2014 by Stephen Frank Watchdog Wire
You are known by the company you keep. Recently the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) gave a total of $25,000 to the California Republican Party. I was told by a party official there were absolutely no conditions on the money. The SEIU was also a “sponsor” of the California Republican Party convention a week ago in Burlingame!
But, if you are a candidate, there are conditions. From the March 9, 2014 San Francisco Chronicle, John Diaz column:
So when you see the SEIU endorsement, you know they own the candidate and officeholder.
Why would the SEIU want to give money to the California Republican Party?
You did not think the SEIU wanted conservatives to win elections? You did not think that they want rights given to workers, they certainly don’t want people to work without paying them for the “privilege”. You know the SEIU closed down BART and other government service agencies, just to get a contract—and force agencies into Project Labor Agreements (PLA) so that only those that pay the union are allowed to work—though as citizens they must pay taxes, for jobs they are not allowed to work on.
It should also be noted that the SEIU 1000 (part of the State and national SEIU) was a sponsor for the recent California Republican Party convention in Burlingame. They also put a “poster” in the information bag given everyone that registered for the convention. This is what the poster said:
“’A strong, free labor movement is an invigorating and necessary part of our industrial society’ a quote from Dwight D. Eisenhower.”
Yet the labor movement and the SEIU in particular are not FREE. Want to work for government, you must pay. Want to work on a PLA contract, you must pay the union.
In Michigan, the SEIU was fined $200,000 for lying about trying to force caregivers, that get stipends from the State, to be members of the union—without even a vote. They learned about this when they were informed their meager stipends would have union “dues” subtracted.
“The Service Employees International Union will have to pay the second-highest fine in Michigan history for its failed 2012 campaign to preserve forced union dues among home care workers.
Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said that the politically powerful union agreed to pay the state nearly $200,000 for failing to properly disclose donors and file timely campaign reports.
The union funneled more than $9 million into two 501(c)(4) non-profit groups, Home Care First Inc. and Citizens for Affordable Quality Home Care, which served as the public face of a ballot initiative.”
Then you have the SEIU supporting illegal aliens as a significant part of its efforts. How bad? In the state of Washington the SEIU took over the headquarters of the Washington State Republican Party!
I guess the SEIU in Washington decided against a donation to the GOP—just take over the headquarters, completely.
Is this the type of partner the California Republican Party wants? Remember, the SEIU chair at the time a while back, Andy Stern, was on the Board of Directors of ACORN—and SEIU offices were also ACORN offices around the county. Political corruption is the legacy of the SEIU sponsored ACORN. A partner?
We are told that the GOP in California only has a 28% voter registration rate—many more are registering or re-registering as Decline to State. Could it be that the CRP creating a partnership with the SEIU and other issues is the cause? If you believe in freedom, that workers should be free to work, that political parties should not be supported by those that take over GOP headquarters in other States, then why be a Republican in California?
The Republican Party is the Party of jobs, business, growth and honesty in government. Yet the SEIU has joined with President Obama to harass and regulate to death small businesses and others that refuse to accept the blackmail of the union. Here is the headline of a recent Daily Caller article, it tells the whole story. The SEIU and the government has joined together, illegally, to punish private firms. Is this someone we want as a partner, a donor, someone we work with? The headline:
“UNION REPRESENTATIVES JOIN FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAFETY INSPECTORS ON SITE VISITS TO NONUNION BUSINESSES; OBAMA ADMIN ACCUSED OF VIOLATING LAW BY GIVING CLEARANCE”
“SEIU agents recently accompanied an inspector from the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), a division of the Department of Labor, on three visits to nonunion work sites under contract with the Houston-based janitorial company Professional Janitorial Services (PJS).”
We need a Party that represents Constitutional values—no one, with a straight face would say the SEIU believes in that. We need a real discussion on the values, principles and direction of the Republican Party in California. It needs to stand for something. What do you think about all of this?
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