Employees of Planned Parenthood unionized in 2022.
But they’ve been fighting with the abortion mill ever since and are getting increasingly angry over not having a contract.
Now Planned Parenthood employees are picketing the nation’s largest abortion mill for one shocking reason.
Planned Parenthood workers from the Susan Knapp Health Center in Iowa braved frigid temperatures to picket the facility in support of its first-ever contract with Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS).
More money for more killing
The union was organized in July 2022 but has been locked in a stalemate with Planned Parenthood for more than a year despite having met 32 times to attempt to hash out a contract.
As frustration over the inability to get a contract grows, Planned Parenthood employees picketed outside clinics in Des Moines, Omaha, Nebraska, and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
The abortion mill workers are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Healthcare Minnesota & Iowa and includes almost 50,000 health care and long-term care workers in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and home care throughout both states.
If a new contract can’t be reached many believe a strike could occur even though an official vote of the union members to do that has not yet occurred,
Phillip Cryan, Executive Vice President of SEIU Minnesota & Iowa said as much recently and pointed out the SEIU has a strike fund available for workers should they decide to go strike.
Cryan went on to claim “the powerful collective voice” from an organized workforce is the key to moving salaries up in places where nursing wages have lagged.
He pointed to 2022 when the 15,000-member Minnesota Nurses Association threatened a long strike and were able to negotiate 17% wages increases over three years.
“So it does make a difference as we saw with UAW (United Auto Workers), the Hollywood writers (Writers Guild of America) and the Teamsters with UPS,” Cryan said.
The Planned Parenthood union bosses are demanding higher wages, and the picketers were also protesting what they claim are unfair labor practices.
A crack in the leftist monolith?
Many observers find it ironic that one of the largest radical leftist organizations is being accused of “union busting.”
Shouting “Union busting is disgusting!”, union officials say demonstrations also took place to try and raise public awareness of how Planned Parenthood North Central States is intimidating the union bosses’ bargaining team.
They claim Planned Parenthood leadership had illegally run surveillance on the bargaining team and even obtained a copy of a private Signal chat among the union boss negotiators last March.
They further claim this resulted in the firing of Grace Larson, a licensed practical nurse in Minnesota, and a member of the union boss negotiating team.
And, they say, all the other members received a written warning on their employee records, meaning they could be fired for any future infraction.
According to The Des Moines Register, “SEIU Healthcare Minnesota and Iowa alleges bargaining team members faced disciplinary actions as part of Planned Parenthood’s union-busting efforts. The organization has filed charges against Planned Parenthood with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).”
For their part, Planned Parenthood officials have denied those allegations, saying “a formal resolution to one of the union’s complaints made it clear that the basis for the discipline of all bargaining team members was misconduct.”
It is too early to tell if the threatened strike will occur, but if it does it could be good news for the women and children of the nation as a protracted strike would slow down the abortion mill’s deadly activities.
Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.