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KPFA Concerned Listener Supporter & David Bacon Censors Out SEIU Corporate Unionism
KPFA Labor Programmer and supporter of the management supported Concerned Listeners David Bacon apparently is unwilling to cover the growing crisis and anger in the SEIU against the corporate unionism/forced mergers and their support for the HMO's and insurance companies in California. His 1/2/2008 morning show segment on where US labor is at ignored the growing anger against the corporate mergers and labor-management "partnerships" imposed on hundreds of thousands of SEIU members in California.
The "Labor Dude" at KPFA, CL programmer and journalist David Bacon apparently is unwilling to cover the massive corporate mergers that SEIU president Stern has engineered in California to take away local democratic rights and checks and balances. One result of these corproate mergers is the forced removal of SEIU UHW president Sal Rosselli and his replacement by an appointed flunkie of SEIU president Stern from Los Angeles. Following this "union coup" according to the LA Times, Stern joined union buster Arnold Schwartzenneger and corporate/insurnace controlled Nunez and backed a plan to keep the insurance industry in control of healthcare by mandating that all Californians buy healthcare from insurance companies with no control on insurance costs.
Bacon who helped organize support for CL by getting bay area labor officials to support the Concerned Listeners slate and also helped line up labor staffers Warren Mar and others to run for the KPFA board has also been silent about the union busting tactics of KPFA. When management de-recognized the Unpaid Staff Organization UPSO David Bacon supported this tactic. His silence and complicity with union busting by KPFA management is another example of Bacon putting his personal financial relationships with bay area union bureaucrats against the interests of the rank and file at the station he volunteers at. His censorship of what is going on in the SEIU continues his efforts to do damage control for the SEIU corporate unionists.