The severence deal - negotiated without rank and file members' involvement - gives workers half the previous time to make decisions on their options, delays healthcare benefits, provides no training or career guidance, and requires workers to accept an alternative job 50% further from home than in previous agreements.
Now Kaiser and SEIU are annoucing their deal to workers together, and here's how it's going down at Roseville this week...
"The HR people at ROS have basically taken over some of the conference rooms for all-day "meetings". Security is present down the hallway whenever employees are meeting with the HR folks in the conference rooms.
Just saw two of the Purple Gang openly arguing in the hallway with HR reps about who gets to give their presentation "first." The Zombies were insisting that they go first, and that their presentation would take 15 minutes (which is ridiculous, after all how long does it take to say, "you're fired, and we're not gonna do jack shit for you"). When the HR reps noticed that people were tuning into the conversation, they took it back into the conference room.
What the Zombies SHOULD have been saying to the HR business reps was that these layoffs are wrong, they violate the contract, and that HR should go back to the table with the representatives elected by the rank-and-file."