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Hospital union backs cap on executive pay

Original post made on Oct 21, 2011

The union representing service workers at El Camino Hospital has announced plans to push for a legislative cap on executive pay at the Mountain View-based health organization.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, October 20, 2011, 11:59 AM

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Posted by Old Ben
a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 21, 2011 at 7:32 am

Someone who needs $695,000 per year to live on isn't qualified to manage anything. Get somebody in there who knows how to live frugally. Someone who knows how to live on $250,000 per year is infinitely more qualified to manage money.

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Posted by ECH Employee
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 21, 2011 at 8:34 am

This article was written taking only the opinion of one single Union member. This Union member is ALWAYS speaking out. No matter what the subject and how his fellow employees feel.

Do you know that the SEIU Union has fallen out of favor at El Camino Hospital? Where is that in this article? The decertification process has already begun. The Union will most likely be voted out of this hospital. The Union holds no value here. (I case the term is unfamiliar... Decertification = Union can no longer represent the employees, and must leave the hospital.)

Ask yourself this...How bad must this union be if the employees who are recieving benifit changes and facing uncertain finacial times are still willing to push the decertificationof this union?

I am not a fan of exeutive pay that is out of line...but this article misses the mark greatly as to the actual climate at the hospital amounst it's employees. Ask multiple people how they feel not just one person who clearly pushes SEIU's agenda!

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Posted by nick v
Mountain View Voice Staff Writer
on Oct 21, 2011 at 10:47 am

nick v is a registered user.

ECH Employee:

I am aware of the decertification petition at the hospital, and as I understand from a source there is VERY strong support among SEIU members there (who, it should be noted, feel that they have been forced into joining the union, at least according to my source).

If you are not my source (I can't be sure, as you haven't included your name), I would really like to speak to you (and anyone else with strong opinions on the matter). I am planning on writing an article about the decertification for next week's paper.

Please consider reaching out to me and sharing your opinions:

Nick Veronin

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Posted by reader
a resident of Monta Loma
on Oct 22, 2011 at 8:12 am

Dear Mr. Veronin,

If you are truly interested in the bad behavior of the SEIU, then I'd suggest reading and referencing the National Right to Work Legal Defense fund website. Monopoly bargaining by union leaders benefits no one except union bosses.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Oct 31, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Interesting that this article remains on file, yet the one about hospital workers wanting freedom from their oppressive union was removed.

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