A California state worker is recovering after a beating at a union hall. Members of the local SEIU 1000 beat him and sent him to the hospital because he was exposing corruption in the union.
Ken Hamidi is a state worker at the California Franchise Tax Board. This is the states revenue collection agency similar to the Internal Revenue Service. Last night he walked into a union hall in Sacramento, California for an SEIU local 1000 meeting. He said "We had every right to be here, very simple; it wasn't anything private or anything exclusive,". But Mr. Hamidi says the union members did not want him there. "Three to four members jumped me, wrestled with me, then did all that," said Mr. Hamidi. "I was covered in blood and then over to the emergency room."Photos of Hamidi in the hospital show him bloodied from the brawl.
So why did this happen? Besides being a state worker, Hamidi says he's an unpaid reporter for a cable access show and a vocal critic of the SEIU. He calls the state workers' union corrupt.
Mr. Hamidi says he came to the hall to expose how he says SEIU union leaders are spending tens of thousands of dollars on a political race, he claims, they have no right to do. After he and a photographer walked in to the meeting, it didn't take long for Mr. Hamidi to be thrown right out the door and on his way to the hospital. The press called SEIU union leaders to get their side of the story, but they refused to comment. At this time no criminal charges have been filed in this case.
This is just another example of the corrupt unions in America beginning to flex their muscles after almost 30 years. We should all be on guard for this type of activity. Now they're beating up their own members.