Friday, July 23, 2010

CNA thug from from last week's assault ID'd as highly-paid Pete Castelli

John C. Drew thinks the man in black who appears in the CNA assault video is Pete Castelli, who makes a cool $120K a year as a CNA lead representative. 
According to his LinkedIn profile, Castelli is a graduate of New River Community College, in Dublin, VA where he studied between 1981 and 1983. His official job title is reported as Lead Labor Representative for the National Nurses United. He has apparently been in that job since January, 2008. He caught my attention, in part, because he did nothing to interfere with the hitting and harassment taking place and documented in this YouTube video. When the legal authorities start to ask questions, Castelli suggests that the GOP folks are engaging in illegal behavior.

According to Castelli: "I supervise the staff working in Northern California/Nevada Division for CNA/NNOC." He says he is responsible for negotiating contracts, working on union elections, and providing rank and file leadership training.
Every bully needs enablers, and the man in black plays a role in protecting the bully, Mike Griffing. 

Let's see if photos give us any clues if Castelli is the enabler wearing black..  Below is a screen grab of the man wearing black from the assault video.

Compare that to a photo of Pete Castelli, below, taken on a 2005 trip to India with the AFL-CIO.  (More photos here.)

Same earlobe, sideburns almost the same, watch worn on right hand.  Hair looks the same.  Wearing a black shirt in both photos.  So is the fellow in black in the assualt video CNA's Pete Castelli?  You be the judge.

BTW, if you want to see more on Castelli's salary, check out CNA’s 2009 Form LM-2 Labor Organization Annual Report.  See page 52 for Castelli's salary - $119,904.  (Wow, these CNA thugs make a lot of money.)  Click image below to enlarge.

Update:  Union thug Pete Castelli has gone from CNA to SEIU. Here he is on twitter: @fattirefanatic.  Castelli's twitter avatar is below.  (He likes a little curl in his hair above the right eyebrow, doesn't he.)

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