June 04, 2010

SEIU Thugs Target Red Cross, Threaten Blood Supply

In any sort of threat-focused reality, SEIU bosses would be tracked by Predator drones and union membership lists simply rolled over into terrorist watch lists.

This is just the latest example why.

Is there any low to which the SEIU won't stoop? Now it's interrupting blood donations in a strike against the American Red Cross. The Boy Scouts and Baptist churches are also on unions' enemies list.

Demanding higher wages and better benefits, the Service Employees International Union on Wednesday launched a three-day strike against the Red Cross' blood donation operations. The job action comes as the nonprofit, in a realistic response to the weak economy, is cutting salaries, ending bonuses and reducing pensions.

SEIU thinks its members should not only be exempt from the Red Cross' efforts to live within its means, but actually get a raise.

But it's not about the money, you see. It's really about safety. "Cutting jobs, slashing wages and benefits of employees and cutting corners are affecting the safety of the blood supply," the union's Frank Hornick told the Parkersburg (W.Va.) News & Sentinel.

So SEIU's way to get a safe supply is to pay higher union wages? It's hardly compassion for consumers to hold 40% of the nation's blood supply hostage.

Threatening the blood supply is a threat to this nation's infrastructure, and the ringleaders of this plot should be thrown in jail. People's lives are quite literally at risk.

It's good to know that in such a time of crisis, our nation's leadership will respond to the challenge by focusing all their energy on doing that which is most important... yeah, I'm kidding.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 4, 2010 12:53 PM

Where have the Pinkertons gone? Our nation turns their lonely eyes to them...

Posted by: Mick Kraut at June 4, 2010 01:26 PM

I like the idea about Predator drones, when can we get started?

Before November right?

Posted by: Mike H. at June 4, 2010 01:27 PM

In a perfect world, every SEIU member would henceforth no longer be eligible to receive Red-Cross processed blood products.

But that's not going to happen.

Posted by: looking closely at June 4, 2010 01:29 PM

I used to be a journalist on Long Island ... covered a strike by SEIU's local 1099 union of a local hospital in a country town on the east end. The hospital lies far back from the main road, and the amblulance entrance is at the end of a driveway maybe 100 yeards long. The union thugs lined the driveway (the hospital's private property) with roofing nails ... many of them, basically strewed all over the ambulance driveway. They were hoping someone would die there in that driveway to put a little more pressure on the management for a raise. Talk about greed destroying the country.

Posted by: Fritz at June 4, 2010 01:46 PM

"Where have the Pinkertons gone? Our nation turns their lonely eyes to them..."

Acquired by Securitas AB. I do take pleasure in representing the current incarnation of the guys with the pick handles....

Posted by: Thomas at June 4, 2010 01:56 PM

Working as one of the security guards at the Huntington, WV strike location, I have witnessed the workers verbally assault couriers picking up blood for hospitals, verbally assault a postal worker and had Mr. Hornick expose his buttocks to me--a truly disgusting sight. Real class acts. The City of Huntington has gone out of its way to encourage this by refusing to enforce trespass laws, allowing the workers to camp out on the lawn in front of the Red Cross office building

Posted by: J. B. at June 4, 2010 01:59 PM

That's why I call them what they really are - labor mafias. Their actions by any other gang would clearly be criminal with the g-men in hot pursuit. Instead, the government grants them amnesty. Never confuse the "labor movement" with improving lot of workers. The labor mafia's only goal is power.

Posted by: J in StL at June 4, 2010 02:09 PM

Public employee unions, UGH! What are they good for? UGH!

Posted by: Redman at June 4, 2010 02:14 PM

Instead of EFCA, why isn't some conservative group of politicians sponsoring a national right-to-work act? I think it is wee past time for one.

Posted by: RRRoark at June 4, 2010 02:48 PM

Fortunately, there's no need to go through the Red Cross. In Pennsylvania, there's a regional blood bank I donate to. Sometimes, I was told my donation was slated for an operation later that day at the nearby major hospital

Posted by: Pay Attention at June 4, 2010 02:55 PM

How is that "fortunate?" The SEIU are the bad guys here (and everywhere), not the ARC.

It would be "fortunate" if SEIU thugs uniformly did jail time every time they assaulted an opponent, and paid every time they destroyed private property.

Posted by: Jonathan at June 4, 2010 03:02 PM

"Cutting jobs, slashing wages and benefits of employees and cutting corners are affecting the safety of the blood supply," the union's Frank Hornick told the Parkersburg (W.Va.) News & Sentinel.

Sounds like a threat to me.

Posted by: cheeflo at June 4, 2010 03:13 PM

These are Obama's Storm Troopers.

Posted by: Dotar Sojat at June 4, 2010 03:31 PM

The SEIU thugs should be handled like all varmints. They should be shot and disposed of. Keep your ammo dry!


Posted by: chicopanther at June 4, 2010 03:37 PM

So... instead of complaining that the Int'l Red Cross is healing Taliban, etc., the SEIU is complaining the locals aren't getting a raise...

Just like a "Union"...

Posted by: setnaffa at June 4, 2010 03:40 PM

"...cutting corners are affecting the safety of the blood supply..."

Be a shame if one of your tanks got broke, colonel...

Posted by: Ross MacLochness at June 4, 2010 03:51 PM

It's interesting that the serial thuggery of these goons has become so frequent and so open. One can predict a giant comeuppance ahead. It can't come fast enough.

Posted by: Wintoon at June 4, 2010 04:07 PM

Why is the illegal behavior of these SEIU thugs not prosecuted? Apparently, union members are given a free pass to break the law with impunity in this country at this time. Rest assured that if any other citizen(read here conservative) were to behave this way, the authorities would throw the book at them. Where can I join so that I too, may commit illegal acts without fear of reprisal? When are the good people of this country going to rise up and say "enough" and demand that those who break the law, whoever they are, including Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law? Soon I hope.

Posted by: Victoria at June 4, 2010 05:30 PM

Anytime you're near an SEIU protest or picket, keep video camera ready, even if it's just the one in your cell phone.

Posted by: Dean at June 4, 2010 05:35 PM

I hate to tell you this, but once Obamacare gets really going, doctors will likely be members of this union. That means that your doctor will be striking in a similar manner to what you are seeing here. As far as I am concerned America deserves just such an action for insisting on having socialized medicine.

Posted by: David at June 4, 2010 05:53 PM

What will these unions do next, Have the ALPA fly passenger jets into skyscrapers?

Posted by: forrest at June 4, 2010 07:26 PM

"doctors will likely be members of this union"

Doctors already have their own union, and it is extremely effective in holding up the costs of their services by limiting competition. They have no need of joining a half-assed operation like the SEIU.


Posted by: John C. Randolph at June 4, 2010 08:57 PM

"Why is the illegal behavior of these SEIU thugs not prosecuted? "

Because unions were extremely useful to FDR when he wanted to become a dictator. It's extremely difficult to get a prosecutor to take on any union, no matter how blatant their crimes.


Posted by: John C. Randolph at June 4, 2010 09:00 PM

Interrupting blood drives? Sounds like the very definition of the old TX defense, "He needed killin'" Justifiable homicide any way you slice it.

Posted by: SDN at June 4, 2010 10:29 PM

This is far more serious than it's getting credit for here people! SEIU is THE union for POLICE, FIRE FIGHTERS, whole BUREAUS of BUREAUCRATS who have Life & Death powers over all of us, and or can prevent & impede our Liberty & Pursuit of Happiness as well.
If the SEIU is not stopped and disbanded VERY SOON their Thugs will we virtually unstopable, when supported by all the SERVICE employees mentioned above.
It's already bad enough, with cops escorting their thugs to private homes and refusing to enforce trespass and other crimminal acts. Next they'll be "absent" when someone is beaten and killed. Where do we go for Justice & Safety when SEIU bosses control the Cops & The Courthouse?
Public Employee Unions must be first - they must be made illegal. Schools next, then private charities. SEIU is an organized crime syndicate, nothing more or less.

Get serious folks, before it's too late!

Posted by: mike reed at June 4, 2010 10:52 PM

Doctors do not have a union, yet. If you are referring to the AMA as most people do then you don't know that only about 15% of doctors are members of the AMA and most think it a joke. The price of medical care is and has been dictated by Washington for about 20 years or more. For instance, are you aware that it is aganist the law for a doctor to dispence free care? That is called medicare fraud. As to the high medical cost let me show you a recent bill that I had. I was in the hospital for one week with extensive gallbladder surgery (not the usual). The bill from the surgeon was $1700, that is down from 10 years ago when it ran about $2500. Now the bill from the hospital was $75000, which is up from $20000 that was in effect 10 years ago. So you can see who is making the money. By the way, the Hospital Association is a big contributer to politicians and the recent Obamacare did nothing to rein in these cost.

Posted by: David at June 5, 2010 12:22 PM

There is only one way to stop the SEIU terror organization, and that is to torment them wherever you see them. Fight fire with fire. They are not always present in large groups and do not live on some base somewhere. They have homes and loved ones and vehicles and property that can be legally targeted for exactly the ssame kind of protest the seiu applies to everyone else. Enough is enough.

Posted by: TomSaxon at June 5, 2010 02:28 PM

Purple is the new Brown.

Posted by: Dandapani at June 5, 2010 08:24 PM