Prior to the beating of Kenneth Gladney, the Service Employees International Union (or SEIU) flew under the public’s radar. Many Americans’ had never heard of then-SEIU boss Andy Stern and his merry band of purple goons*. Since the Gladney beating, however, the SEIU has earned the reputation once held by such notorious unions as the once mafia-controlled Teamsters or Longshoremen. Now, with the internet replacing the mainstream media as a major source where Americans get their news, tracking the bad actors inside today’s unions like the SEIU has never been easier.Take, for example, the story of the Connecticut nursing home patients who were recently put in harm’s way when the SEIU abandoned them for picket lines. Were it not for the internet (and a long memory), finding the story about the SEIU’s 2001 nursing home strike where “equipment and sterile medical supplies had been tampered with, patient identification bracelets were removed, drugs were missing and a door to a supply room containing oxygen had been glued shut” would have laborious, if not impossible.When ex-SEIU boss Andy Stern caused a civil war within his own union, since the events were in California, many people across the country would never have known about it were it not for the internet. Moreover, when Stern’s appointed thugs staffers engaged in illegal conduct such as the type described in the video below, many Americans would never have seen the type of intimidation, threats, and other egregious acts the State of California is charging the SEIU for having committed (against its own members).

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