Wednesday, November 25, 2009

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." - George Santayana

Do you remember when SEIU threatened to pull out of the San Francisco Labor Council and take their financial support (40% of the Council's budget) in retaliation for UNITE/HERE Local 2's support of NUHW's decertification efforts of homecare workers in San Francisco and the Council's response? Fortunately for the Labor Council and it's members the remaining unions gladly stepped up to fill the funding gap. One might think that would be the last time the Zombies would take their ball and go home, but these are Zombies we are talking about here, and Zombies aren't known for using their brains, just eating them.

So imagine my surprise when Bill Lloyd, President of SEIU in California tried intimidating John Burton, Chairman of the California Democratic party, by threatening to withdraw funding for Burton's support of NUHW. Burton is not the kind of guy you ever want working against you. The L.A. Times summarizes it nicely.

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot just to make a point!

The Zombies didn't get their way in San Francisco and now they are about to lose all credibility with the state's Democrats. I wonder how the Zombies will claim this as a victory.

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