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SEIU partners with Planned Parenthood to get voters to support pro-abortion candidates

Posted in Planned Parenthood and SEIU, Planned Parenthood and Unions, Planned Parenthood Contractors, SEIU with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 8, 2014 by saynsumthn

SEIU, the Center for American Progress, American Women, Planned Parenthood and other partners have announced today the launch of Fair Shot Action, what they call, “a new effort aimed at engaging voters on issues surrounding women.

FairShotAction SEIU

According to their press release, the coalition will help voters understand, “which candidates support women’s access to reproductive health” which is code for abortion on demand as they describe it as, “an area that has been under attack during the last year as a result of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.”

SEIU Press Release Oct 2014 PP

A major component of the new effort will be a new online tool called Fair Shot Voter, where voters can pledge support and commit to act on those policies and can find information on state and local records on these issues.

Co-Sponsors of Fair Shot Voter include, AAUW Action Fund, Center For American Progress Action Fund, Emily’s List, Fair Shot Oregon, Generation Progress Action Fund, Moms Rising, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, PowerPAC+, Ultraviolet, USACTION and Women’s Voices Women Vote Action Fund.

FairShotAction SEIU PP

The SEIU has close ties to abortion giant Planned Parenthood.

According to a 2012, Planned Parenthood Federation of America 990, the abortion giant paid the SEIU-CC LLC, $1,067,934.00 for telemarketing !

Seiu 2012 Planned Parenthood 990

According to a Planned Parenthood Federation of America 990, in 2011, the abortion giant gave the SEIU $816,847 to do marketing for them.

Planned Parenthood SEIU 2011

According to the SEIU’s Communications Center, “When you need to get your message out quickly, there is no better call center option… anywhere. We specialize in supporting political candidates and campaigns, issue organizations and labor unions.”

SEIU Marketing

A February 2012 job posting from the SEIU shows they were hiring Contact Center Agents, to, “be the first point of contact for people who are seeking healthcare services at Planned Parenthood clinics around the country. SEIU-CC, LLC’s Virtual Contact Center is hiring agents who will handle incoming phone calls and online chats, on behalf of our client, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.”
Seiu Hiring for Planned Parenthood

And here the SEIU-CC calls Planned Parenthood a “client”:

SEIU calls Planned Parenthood a client

Also Read : Planned Parenthood Pays Cecile Richard’s Husband’s Firm $1.1 Million for Telemarketing by Life News !

You can read more on the SEIU and Planned Parenthood connections here.

Planned Parenthood Union Contracts

Posted in Planned Parenthood AFL-CIO, Planned Parenthood and SEIU, Planned Parenthood Unions, SEIU with tags , , , , on June 13, 2014 by saynsumthn

In some states abortion giant Planned Parenthood employees are unionizing…..like…New York !

The AFL-CIO and the Communications Workers of America have already put together their 2013-2016 contract with Planned Parenthood of Western New York:

PPWNY Union Contract Cover

It includes details on Planned Parenthood salary expectations :

Job Title code Planned Parenthood Union

Planned Parenthood Union Salary Schedule 1Planned Parenthood Union Salary Schedule 2

Contracts

Planned Parenthood AFLCIO

2010 thru 2013 contract available here
PPNY 2010 thru 2013

2004 thru 2007 contract available here!

Planned Parenthood AFLCIO 2004 thru 2007

and this AFL-CIO contract with Planned Parenthood of New York City:

AFL-CIO and Planned Parenthood New York

Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Clinic:
PP Margaret Sanger Clinic

SEIU:

In 2011, over 160 PPCW staff voted overwhelmingly to form a union with SEIU Local 49. The group of members includes staff
throughout the region: Licensed Clinicians, Clinic Assistants, Billers, Call Center staff, Educators and more.

At their 25th National Convention the SEIU wrote, “SEIU reaffirms its commitment to women’s rights and should speak out at every opportunity, against the “War on Women” that is being waged at both the federal and state level. As healthcare workers we support the right of every woman to make choices about their reproductive health, including access to the information and services necessary to exercise their reproductive healthcare rights and give effect to the choices they make.”

SEIU 25th Convention

And then there are the SEIU – Planned Parenthood contracts like this one:

PPWC

More on Planned Parenthood and the SEIU here

UNIONS ASSIST PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Even more disturbing is seeing other Unions like the United Federation of Teachers donating to the abortion giant:
UFT DOnates PP

When Parenthood in Mississippi was mobilizing to defeat a ballot initiative, Local 3515 offered use of their phone bank system and Scott, the Local 3570 president, agreed to be involved in a public service announcement. Communications Workers of America writes this in their newsletter, “While these efforts had some logistical problems, CWA and Planned Parenthood of Mississippi have laid the foundation for future work together.

In another newsletter they write, “Though it was an off-year election, CWA seized the opportunity to expand movement
building in the state by partnering with Cardinal Values Coalition, Virginia New Majority, Sierra Club, Virginia Education
Association, SEIU, League of Conservation Voters and Planned Parenthood
.”

SEIU Prez PP

Mary Kay Henry, president of the SEIU called Planned Parenthood is “an essential part of our nation’s healthcare system.”

SEIU Local 73 helped Planned Parenthood and writes, “For example, Governor Mitch Daniels supports HEA 1210, which denies $3 million to Planned Parenthood. As many as 22,000 low-income Hoosiers will lose vital services, including ac-cess to lifesaving tests for cervical and breast cancer and epidemic sexu-ally transmitted disease, according to Planned Parenthood. Local 73, including the Social Service workers on Regional Mental Health Centers are mobilizing to fight these new attacks.

WRen Bradley

wRen Bradley,Social Worker III – DCFS, County of Santa Clara claims that she was , “Nurse practitioner at Planned Parenthood — fought for union representation–filed multiple charges with the NLRB for violations of “concerted activity” winning everytime– opened the door to unionization. Workers now represented by SEIU.”

James Sherk, senior policy analyst in labor economics for The Heritage Foundation, says told One News Now, “Tthe United Food and Commercial Workers gave $10,000 to Planned Parenthood, America’s largest abortion provider, last year,” he reports. “That was union members’ dues [that] went directly to subsidize performing abortions. The Service Employees International Union gave $25,000 to Planned Parenthood’s Action Fund and then another $25,000 to subsidize the daily operations, which included over 300,000 abortions at Planned Parenthood last year.”

Sherk adds that most major unions have also passed resolutions supporting abortion on demand.

Just posting because I can !!!

Also Read : Planned Parenthood Pays Cecile Richard’s Husband’s Firm $1.1 Million for Telemarketing by Life News !

Cecile Richards herself was involved in organized labor before her career in abortion, she once wrote, “I started out as an organizer in the labor movement, mobilizing garment workers and trying to help people advocate for a better lot in life.”

And Read: Unions Made Big Donations to Planned Parenthood in 2014

Unions Send Dues Money to Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood paid SEIU for telemarketing

Posted in Planned Parenthood and SEIU, Planned Parenthood and Unions, SEIU with tags , , , , , , on June 13, 2014 by saynsumthn

According to a 2012, Planned Parenthood Federation of America 990, the abortion giant paid the SEIU-CC LLC, $1,067,934.00 for telemarketing !

Seiu 2012 Planned Parenthood 990

According to a Planned Parenthood Federation of America 990, in 2011, the abortion giant gave the SEIU $816,847 to do marketing for them.

Planned Parenthood SEIU 2011

According to the SEIU’s Communications Center, “When you need to get your message out quickly, there is no better call center option… anywhere. We specialize in supporting political candidates and campaigns, issue organizations and labor unions.”

SEIU Marketing

A February 2012 job posting from the SEIU shows they were hiring Contact Center Agents, to, “be the first point of contact for people who are seeking healthcare services at Planned Parenthood clinics around the country. SEIU-CC, LLC’s Virtual Contact Center is hiring agents who will handle incoming phone calls and online chats, on behalf of our client, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.”
Seiu Hiring for Planned Parenthood

And here the SEIU-CC calls Planned Parenthood a “client”:

SEIU calls Planned Parenthood a client

Also Read : Planned Parenthood Pays Cecile Richard’s Husband’s Firm $1.1 Million for Telemarketing by Life News !

More on the SEIU here.

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington Names former abortionists daughter and former SEUI director as Executive Director

Posted in NARAL, SEIU with tags , , , , on February 27, 2013 by saynsumthn

RachelBerkson2Rachel Berkson.

NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is pleased to announce that Rachel Berkson has been named Executive Director.

“Rachel is the future of our on-going fight for reproductive health privacy and freedom,” said Shakti Hawkins, Board President of the NARAL Pro-Choice Washington Foundation. “Rachel represents the generation of pro-choice women and men who have stepped forward to carry the banner for women’s reproductive health care.”

Berkson brings a strong background in grassroots political organizing for progressive issue-based politics in the Pacific Northwest. She most recently served as Associate Director of Washington Community Action Network (CAN!), the state’s largest grassroots community organization, where she led campaigns to provide access to affordable health care, stop foreclosures and protect crucial public services in communities across Washington State.

Berkson bridges the gap between the generations who fought for and have defended reproductive choice, and the generations who have never experienced a world without Roe v. Wade as the law of the land. The daughter of an abortion provider, Berkson has seen the very human impact reproductive health restrictions have on a woman and her family.

RachelBerkson

Rachel was the Executive Director of the SEIU Washington State Council where her primary focus was coordinating the union’s joint political and legislative programs. From 2000 – 2006 Rachel was a lead organizer with the Working Families Party, a labor and community-based grassroots political party in New York State.

Republican Judy Peppler considered for CEO of abortion giant Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette

Posted in Abortion Clinic Worders, Planned Parenthood and Unions, Planned Parenthood Employee, Planned Parenthood employee arrested, SEIU with tags , , , , , , , , on November 12, 2012 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette has been searching for a new CEO for several months, ever since conflict over a new contract with the Service Employees International Union led to the departure of former CEO David Greenberg from his $196,000-a-year post.

David Pyle, Sarah Newhall and Namita Wiggers

Sarah Newhall served as Planned Parenthood’s interim CEO

WW has learned that the search is down to two finalists—an internal candidate from a Planned Parenthood chapter in Florida, —Judy Peppler.

Peppler left her recent position with CenturyLink bought Qwest in 2011; she enrolled in the Broad Academy, a program started by California billionaire Eli Broad that prepares corporate leaders for positions in public education. After finishing the academy, Peppler became the chief transformation officer in the Wake County, N.C., school district, which serves nearly 150,000 students, about three times the number in Portland Public Schools.

Peppler left that job in October, according to news reports, after the school board fired the superintendent who’d hired her 13 months earlier.

Peppler was a registered Republican. She was also a fundraiser for GOP presidential candidate John McCain in 2008 and Oregon GOP gubernatorial candidate Chris Dudley in 2010.

That past, and in particular an incident during the Dudley campaign, has some local Planned Parenthood supporters questioning whether she’s the right person for the job.

According to a 2010, report,

David Greenberg, the Former CEO Earned $196,000-a-year

Stephen Reichard earns $107,411 as the Chief Operating Officer

Lenice Shaw earns $97,754 as Chief Financial Officer

Adrienne Karecki Fomer Chief Operating Officer took home $116,829

Dean Roberts , Former CFO, took home $84,972 , Nadikerianda Ponnamma $75,765, Judith Albert $93,107, Cathryn Wilcox $90,309, Lynn Hayden $75,292, Linda Bryant $91,947, Marcella Forbes took home $63,895

Former Planned Parenthood Staff

In 2008, a former employee and abortionist for Planned Parenthood of the Columbia-Willamette in Oregon by the name of Dr. GEORGE ELLIOTT KABACY, M.D., was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison for possession of child pornography. He was not practicing at the Planned Parenthood at the time of his arrest.

Dr. George Elliott Kabacy was actively practicing as an OBGYN in Washington State at the time of his arrest in December 2006.

At the sentencing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Vince Lombardi said Kabacy “traded pictures of children being subjected to rape and degradation.”

Kabacy admitted in his plea agreement that he knowingly possessed more than 8,000 images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.

Kabacy also admits to possessing videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, both on his computer and on 36 compact disks. Some of the images depict children under the age of 12, authorities said.

Kabacy admitted that he communicated with other people over the Internet, expressing his interest in having sex with minors and exchanging more than 40 images of child pornography with those other people over the Internet.

He first came to the attention of the FBI after the arrest of an Atlanta man who indicated he had communicated with Kabacy.

The man alleged that Kabacy had sent him a computer in exchange for the man’s promise that he would send Kabacy pornographic pictures of his grandchildren.

Kabacy moved to Washington state and worked until his arrest at Sound Choice Health Center in Olympia.He ceased practicing when he was indicted .

SEIU halts Planned Parenthood $250.00 a plate fundraiser with picket threat

Posted in Planned Parenthood and Unions, SEIU with tags , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2012 by saynsumthn

H/T WW

Revelers—including Gov. John Kitzhaber—planned to whoop it up at Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette’s Roman Holiday gala on Saturday, May 12, but they face a tough political decision: Support the organization’s annual $250-per-plate blowout, or honor the picket line that Service Employees International Union Local 49 plans to stage. SEIU represents 179 Planned Parenthood clinical workers; the sides have been “unable to reach an agreement on an initial contract despite negotiating since November 2011, says SEIU’s Felisa Hagins. Planned Parenthood CEO David Greenberg says he has not decided how to respond to the picket. Kitzhaber has. Says his spokesman, Tim Raphael, “The governor will not cross the picket line and has canceled his appearance.”

According to the Daily Caller:
Facing SEIU picket, Planned Parenthood cancels fundraiser
Published: 12:15 AM 05/11/2012

BURBANK, CA –
It seems that the Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette (PPCW) in Portland, Ore. and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) are in the midst of a little labor spat — but then nothing is little when it comes to either of these groups.

Last August, employees at the PPCW voted in favor of unionizing with the SEIU Local 49 in a National Labor Relations Board Election. The pair have been trying to work out a contract since November to no avail.

Due to frustrations with the slow contract process, the SEIU made plans to picket PPCW’s annual fundraising dinner scheduled for May 12 — a move that reportedly caused Oregon Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber to cancel his plans to attend the event, the Willamette Weekly reported.

“The governor will not cross the picket line and has canceled his appearance,” Kitzhaber spokesman Tim Raphael told Willamette Weekly.
The pressure caused PPCW to cancel the entire $250-per-plate event on Wednesday.

“It is with great disappointment that I write to let you know that we have decided to cancel our upcoming Spring Gala next Saturday, May 12,” David Greenberg, president and CEO of PPCW wrote in an email to supporters, obtained by Willamette Weekly.

“The decision by SEIU to picket our event has put many of our supporters into the untenable position of having to choose between two organizations, and two progressive causes, both of which they support,” Greenberg wrote, explaining that the organization wishes to respect their supporters’ allegiances to both groups.
The SEIU also rallied in front of a PPCW conference in late March.

“We’re here today because we’ve been bargaining since November 1, 2011,” explained Skye Frome, a registered nurse, at the time. ”And while we’ve made some progress, we have yet to see our most serious concerns addressed in any meaningful way. We’re here to show management that we’re serious about reaching a fair contract.”

In an ironic twist, the SEIU’s international executive vice president, Kirk Adams, is married to Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.

Neither group responded to The Daily Caller’s request for comment.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/11/facing-seiu-picket-planned-parenthood-cancels-fundraiser/#ixzz1urksZxlJ