Having won its election on March 7, 2008, SEIU is negotiating its first contract - a process that is not apparently proceeding to its liking, judging by the calls and personal visits I have received from Al Davidoff, SEIU Vice President.
Mr. Davidoff has asked me to intervene with the Community employee serving as Board chairperson.
The intention is to bring pressure from Community General Hospital's
management upon a hospital employee who has fiduciary responsibilities at Iroquois
I have explained to Mr. Davidoff
- as I did to his
predecessor, Marshal Blake - that Community sees Board membership at Iroquois
as a community service, not as a puppet of Community's
has informed me that SEIU
would seek to generate unfavorable publicity for Community General Hospital
, unless I make an effort to interfere with the Board of an independent, not-for-profit facility.