Monday, July 19, 2010

The union goon who assaulted GOP supporters has been identified as CNA organizer Mike Griffing

Thanks to information from a reader, the union goon who assaulted a GOP supporter at a rally last week has been identified.

His name is Mike Griffing.  He is a community organizer and I understand he also works in collective bargaining. 

See a 2001 union press release naming Griffing here.  (Irony: the union bragged that under terms of the CNA-CHW agreement, "no threats, intimidation, coercion or disciplinary action shall be taken or threatened against RNs for organizing with CNA.")

About last week's assault, below is the video of Griffing knocking the camera out of a GOP supporter's hands, then returning to hit and shove him.




Below is a photo of Mike Griffing training CNA union members in patient care community organizing techniques earlier this year.



The info in this post is premiminary, I know.  But stay tuned, there is more to come.

Update: A commenter ID'd Mike Griffing in comments at BreitbartTV.  Griffing can shove but he can't hide.

Update #2:  Moe Lane did some digging and found out Mike Griffing is part of the CNA leadership and made over $164,000 last year.

Update #3:  Dr. John Drew reports Mike Griffing isn't answering his phone.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Admin said...

It's not the nurses who are the problem. The radicals in charge of the nurses union are the problem.

John C. Drew, Ph.D. said...

I saw this YouTube video first on David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog site. I called Mike Griffing at the CNA for an interview and his voice is identical to the voice of they guy featured in the YouTube video. I'm a blogger for NewsReal and I haven't been able to get the CNA to return my phone calls yet.

Admin said...

John: Gee, I wonder why Mike Griffing isn't taking calls!....

John C. Drew, Ph.D. said...

I got another tip. The fellow in black is also a CNA staff member...or former CNA staff member. His name is Pete Castelli. He is the Lead Labor Representative at National Nurses United according to his LinkedIn profile.

Admin said...

Thanks for the heads up on Pete Castelli... I did some research and found some photos that are similar to the guy wearing black - although it's not a slam dunk. Also turned up some info on him that I might use in a post about the CNA.

Admin said...

I'm working on a post on Pete Castelli... after more research I'm sure he is the guy wearing black in the video.

John C. Drew, Ph.D. said...

I agree. I appreciate your conscientiousness. I really hope everyone who votes in California sees this video and realizes what vicious creeps these California Nurses Association people really are - despite their kindly sounding name.