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Press Conf "Ludwig Did Not Have To Die"/Stop Privatization/Union Busting & Zero Covid NOW!

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Date:
Saturday, January 08, 2022
Time:
12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Event Type:
Press Conference
Organizer/Author:
UPWA
Location Details:
A press conference will be held to remember the life of Ludwig Leota, a member of SEIU 1021 who had underlying health conditions but was forced to go out to work and died from Covid.
Also there will be a report on the continued privatization and outsourcing, racist practices and lack of democracy in the bargaining.

1/8/21 SF Press Conference At SEIU 1021 "Ludwig Diid Not Have To Die" & Stop Privatization, Union Busting & Outsourcing
Saturday January 8, 2021 12:00 Noon
SEIU 1021 SF Office
350 Rhode Island #100
San Francisco

The covid pandemic continues to threaten and kill public workers in San Francisco. In September SEIU 1021 SF Homeless Shelter worker Ludwig Leota despite an underlying health condition was forced to go out on the job and died from Covid. Leota begged not only CCSF managers to allow him to continue to work at home but also SEIU 1021 staff that this would be a death sentence.

They refused to protect his life and part of this press conference will be dedicated to his life and other vulverable workers who need PPE and proper protection. Most of these workers are BIOP.

We need a Covid Zero policy with a protcol for full testing for all city workers and the public, free N95 masks for all DPH and public workers as well as the right to remote work for vulnerable workers.
It will also report on the continued privatization and outsourcing of public jobs to “non-profits” which pay less and do not have the pensions and other benefits of public workers.

The top union offiicals are helping to set up a two tier system that is incentivizing the outsourcing of jobs into a two tier system such as at Healthcare 360. The State SEIU have agreed to
support this operation siphoning off hundreds of jobs from SEIU public worker members.

We need equal pay for equal work and an end to substandard public service jobs. This is union busting.
The SEIU 1021 and San Francisco Labor Council Public Employees Committee have also agreed with City bosses to allow the termination of workers who are not vaccinnated.

They did this without informing not only the SEIU 1021 rank and fiile but even the elected bargaining committee and the SEIU 1021 top officials are seeking to roll over the contract allowing
more outsourcing of hundreds of jobs.

The top SEIU leadership have also prevented elected bargaining committee members from participatiing in negotiations unless they are vaccinated and are trying to rig the negotiations.

Defend Public Health and Public Health Workers
Covid Zero Now!
Stop Privatization & Outsourcing Public Jobs
No Secret Deals & Roll-over of the Contract
Vote Of The Membership Before Any Agreements & Full Disclosure of All Contracts, No Appointed E-Board & Bargaining Committee Members
No More Secret Electiions & No More Secret Appointments, All Bargaining Meetings Open To Rank & File Members & Elected Alternatives at the Table.
Global Agreements With PEC Must Be Presented and Ratified by the Rank & File
Equal Pay & Benefits For All Public Workers
Justice For Ludwiig Leota
Sponsored by United Public Workers For Action
Endorsed by CCSF HEAT
United Front Committee For A Labor Party UFCLP
https://www.facebook.com/United-Public-Workers-for-Action-51652957909

Additional Media:
CCSF Life Or Death At CCSF DPH Ludwig Leota
https://soundcloud.com/laborvideo/ww-5-14-20-ccsf-life-or-death-at-ccsf-dph-may-day-labor-music-from-korea
WorkWeek interviews CCSF DPH clinic SEIU 1021 member Ludwig Leota who has health issues and has been working at home by telecommuting. Now the CCSF DPH top managers are demanding an onerous workload and that he go back to the frontlines despite his serious health issues that could lead to his death on the job.

Covid, Privatization & Union Democracy In SEIU 1021
https://youtu.be/5uFqcQlFVJA
SEIU 1021 San Francisco local chapter union leaders talk about the death of a healthcare worker and member Ludwig Leoth who had vulnerable conditions yet was forced to go on the front lines and died from covid. They also report on the scheme by the SEIU 1021 leadership to outsource thousands of public jobs to non-profits and outsourcing.
They discuss the support by the SEIIU 1021 officials to keep the contract of the "non-profit” Healthcare 360 a secret from public healthcare members and the exploitation of these non-profit workers doing the same work as less wages and benefits of public workers.
They also talk about the secret agreement by the SEIU Local 1021 to allow the termination of worker who do not get vaccines without approval of the bargaining committee or informing
the membership.
They have also excluded from the negotiations election bargaining committee members who were not vaccinated.
Although the City and County of San Francisco has agreed to provide N-95 masks this is still not easily available for all healthcare workers in San Francisco two years after the pandemic. Yhere is also no mass testing protocol for all City Healthcare workers.
This interview was done soon 12/16/21.
Additional media:
SF City Workers Issues With SEIU 1021 Negotiating Committee Member John Wadsworth
https://youtu.be/EBNcMrhS5Lc
SF SEIU 1021 Secret Top Down Concession Bargaining & Privatization Under Covid-19 Depression
https://youtu.be/rgEF5Sz-g_I
Comparing CCSF Nurse Salaries to 360 Healthcare Nurse Salaries
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/18/18833119.php?show_comments=1#18833124
Union Rights, Union Busting, Covid/PPE & Healthcare Workers With SEIU 1021 SF Local Leaders
https://youtu.be/I0QKl8QcPDc
Challenge To SEIU 1021 Officials By Rank and File Leaders Against Concession Bargaining
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/01/26/18730822.php?show_comments=1#18731083
WorkWeek
Pension "Reform" 101 and SEIU 1021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBP5I1EOB2I
Affect Of Prop C On SF Active City Workers By SEIU1021 Member Kathy Helton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OChJC6874HY
"How Our Union Got "Snookered" Lois Scott Past Pres IFPTE21 On City "Consensus" Deal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsEu4YlMnQI
"If You Are Over 30 Hit The Road" Sylvia Alvarez-Lynch On SF City Workers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpqWdnkOPlU
Bea Cardenas-Duncan On The Attack On SF City Retirees
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YwRsERvPSU
Patrick Monette-Shaw On The Real Facts Around SF Pension "Reform"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWYQ9Mj594w
TWU250A SF Muni MTA Operator Dorian Maxwell On Concessions, Prop C & Union Tops
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyrgzWRm52U
Embattled SEIU 1021 union in 2010 seeked to blunt second year of city cuts lead by Newsom & Supervisor Sean Elsbernd
https://sfpublicpress.org/news/2010-02/embattled-union-seeks-to-blunt-second-year-of-city-cuts
WorkWeek
https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio
Labor Video Project
http://www.labormedia.net

SF City Workers Issues With SEIU 1021 Negotiating Committee Member John Wadsworth
https://youtu.be/EBNcMrhS5Lc
City workers in San Francisco are entering negotiations for new contracts. John Wadsworth who is a DPH healthcare worker at San Francisco General Hospital talks about the issues they face including privatization and outsourcing of work. While the Mayor and Human Resources Department under former director Micki Callahan and now Carol Eisen has frozen the hiring of permanent employees there has been a massive outsourcing of jobs with hundreds of millions of dollars going to non-profits
and other agencies who do the same work as CCSF employees.
Wadsworth talks about the effect of this outsourcing on City workers and the conditions of temporary workers who are paid less but doing the same work as public workers with none of the benefits and work rights. There is also no real oversight of these non-profits and whether they are delivering the services to the residents of San Francisco and this lack of transparency has led to nepotism and corruption according to other workers.
The SEIU 1021 leadership has refused to oppose the massive outsourcing of work and has also refused to release the union contracts of companies like Healthcare 360 which is doing similar work as public workers but providing less benefits and conditions undermining public worker members in the City.
This interview was done on 12/7/21
Additional media:
SF SEIU 1021 Secret Top Down Concession Bargaining & Privatization Under Covid-19 Depression
https://youtu.be/rgEF5Sz-g_I
Comparing CCSF Nurse Salaries to 360 Healthcare Nurse Salaries
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2020/05/18/18833119.php?show_comments=1#18833124
Union Rights, Union Busting, Covid/PPE & Healthcare Workers With SEIU 1021 SF Local Leaders
https://youtu.be/I0QKl8QcPDc
Challenge To SEIU 1021 Officials By Rank and File Leaders Against Concession Bargaining
https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/01/26/18730822.php?show_comments=1#18731083
WorkWeek
Pension "Reform" 101 and SEIU 1021
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBP5I1EOB2I
Affect Of Prop C On SF Active City Workers By SEIU1021 Member Kathy Helton
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OChJC6874HY
"How Our Union Got "Snookered" Lois Scott Past Pres IFPTE21 On City "Consensus" Deal
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IsEu4YlMnQI
"If You Are Over 30 Hit The Road" Sylvia Alvarez-Lynch On SF City Workers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpqWdnkOPlU
Bea Cardenas-Duncan On The Attack On SF City Retirees
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YwRsERvPSU
Patrick Monette-Shaw On The Real Facts Around SF Pension "Reform"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWYQ9Mj594w
TWU250A SF Muni MTA Operator Dorian Maxwell On Concessions, Prop C & Union Tops
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyrgzWRm52U
Embattled SEIU 1021 union in 2010 seeked to blunt second year of city cuts lead by Newsom & Supervisor Sean Elsbernd
https://sfpublicpress.org/news/2010-02/embattled-union-seeks-to-blunt-second-year-of-city-cuts
https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio
Production of Labor Video Project
http://www.labormedia.net
Added to the calendar on Sun, Jan 2, 2022 12:06PM
§Ludwig Did Not Have To Die
by UPWA
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Ludwig Leota, an SEIU 1021 SF Homeless Shelter worker who had underlying health conditions was coerced to go back to work by management and without any protest by SEIU 1021 officials and died from Covid-19
CCSF Life Or Death At CCSF DPH Ludwig Leota
https://soundcloud.com/laborvideo/ww-5-14-20-ccsf-life-or-death-at-ccsf-dph-may-day-labor-music-from-korea
WorkWeek interviews CCSF DPH clinic SEIU 1021 member Ludwig Leota who has health issues and has been working at home by telecommuting. Now the CCSF DPH top managers are demanding an onerous workload and that he go back to the frontlines despite his serious health issues that could lead to his death on the job.
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The City and County of San Francisco while having a hiring freeze on CCSF public workers is siphoning off hundreds of millions of dollars to "non-profits" like Healthcare 360 that pay workers 30 to 40% less without the pensions, conditions and benefits of City Workers. They are setting up a two tier system of workers similar to charters.
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1/8/21 SF Press Conference At SEIU 1021 "Ludwig Diid Not Have To Die" Stop Privatization, Union Busting & Outsourcing
Saturday January 8, 2021 12:00 Noon
SEIU 1021 SF Office
350 Rhode Island #100
San Francisco
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