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  •  About that photo caption...... (2+ / 0-)
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    mightymouse, JesseCW

    I've kind of gotten the idea that the front page doesn't like to mention us all that much, due to the relationship with SEIU, but those folks in the picture are nurses from National Nurses United, and any connection to the DC metro Labor Council is pretty incidental.  Their being there was organized by NNU, not by the labor council.

    "Wouldn't you rather vote for what you want and not get it than vote for what you don't want - and get it?" Eugene Debs. "Le courage, c'est de chercher la verite et de la dire" Jean Jaures

    by Chico David RN on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 04:49:42 PM PDT

    •  what is the relationship w/SEIU? (1+ / 0-)
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      all ears - thx.

      I like NNU.

      An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

      by mightymouse on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 05:38:24 PM PDT

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      •  The polling partnership and likely more (1+ / 0-)
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        We have the SEIU/Daily Kos poll, and there may be more things that don't show on the surface.  SEIU hates NNU and CNA - despite being officially in a state of peace at the moment - so one has to think that to whatever extent they have any influence it is not friendly to us.  And despite that official state of peace, the head of the largest SEIU local in the west, Dave Reagan, is partnering with the hospital association in a major attack on the nurse staffing ratio law that we treasure deeply.  
        This sums that last part up pretty well.

        And maybe I'm overly sensitive, but it has seemed to me that some of our major initiatives and fights - the very creative (and highly successful) efforts vs Arnold in 2005, Whitman in 2010, The push for the Financial Transaction Tax currently - all of them major national and international stories - have gotten essentially no mention on the front page here, while comparable stories of lesser magnitude have been well covered.  But I may have a slanted view of that.

        "Wouldn't you rather vote for what you want and not get it than vote for what you don't want - and get it?" Eugene Debs. "Le courage, c'est de chercher la verite et de la dire" Jean Jaures

        by Chico David RN on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 07:33:44 PM PDT

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        •  many thanks for sharing these observations (0+ / 0-)

          I had forgotten about the polling link ... I did know a little of the SEIU-CNA/NNU animosity.

          An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

          by mightymouse on Sat Jun 30, 2012 at 08:18:25 PM PDT

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