Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The Devil at My Doorstep By David Bego
In May 2010, following a battle lasting over four years, Dave Bego, President of Executive Management Services, overcame incredible odds when he triumphed in a legal battle over the powerful and politically connected Service Employees International Union (SEIU). The incredible true story of Bego's "one man stand" against the two-million-member labor union and its boss Andy Stern (the man who would become President Obama's favorite ally and guest of the White House) is chronicled in his new book, The Devil at My Doorstep: Protecting Employee Rights in which Bego tells the story of the remarkable chain of events leading to the final showdown. This is an inspiring account of his fight to protect his employees and his life's work.
This is the story of a small business owner who grew his cleaning company from the ground up and succeeded by valuing quality, integrity, and respect for customers and employees as the core philosophies of his company. Eventually contracting with over 50 Fortune 500 companies, his business grew to over 5,000 workers in 36 states. He was indeed creating the American Dream for himself and his employees.
Then one day SEIU and Stern moved in to wield their "persuasion of power" to inflict unionization on EMS. Using everything from false accusations to financial power, Stern and the SEIU gained political and media support, practically ruining Bego's reputation, and costing him a million dollars in legal fees. Staying true to his values, Bego refused to back down, and almost three years later defeated Stern and the SEIU and succeeded in saving his company.
The Devil at My Doorstep delivers a shocking, incredible, account of freedom under fire, wherein Bego vividly demonstrates that the basic freedoms we assume are in place, including the right of a small business to operate without coercion, the protection of its employees' wages and personal information, and the right to vote in private, can be shaken to the core. Read more on the EMS Victory at NLRB against the SEIU.
This book is "A useful and compelling expose of what really happens in so-called union corporate campaigns," says Randel K. Johnson, Vice President, Labor, Immigration & Employee Benefits, and U.S. Chamber of Commerce. "While the union leadership tries to sell these campaigns as necessary because of some alleged imbalance in our nation's labor laws, the reality is that these campaigns are really about forcing employers, through a variety of often unseemly tactics, to recognize the unions regardless of the desire of the employees. David Bego's experience as documented in this review highlights that truth in stark reality."
David Bego's "truer than fiction" journey demonstrates how he was able to:
* Hold on to his core values and stand up for what he believed in.
* Fight and win against powerful and politically connected opponents.
* Develop and implement a strategy to overcome incredible odds.
* Start, operate and grow a business and cultivate good business relations.
* Find a place for a small business in a saturated marketplace characterized by large corporations.
The Devil at My Doorstep serves as an example for those individuals and small-to-mid-size business owners who believe in employee privacy rights and the American Dream, showing them that the underdog can indeed prevail.
Watch David Bego on Fox Business Network's Varney & Co.
About David Bego: President and CEO of Executive Management Services, Inc. (EMS), David Bego waged war with Andy Stern and the SEIU for the past four years, under attack from Stern and his union thugs, while protecting his employees against loss of their freedom to vote in "secret ballot" elections with no threat of repercussion from those who may disagree with their choice. Despite damage to his reputation and EMS's, Bego has managed thus far to survive the SEIU onslaught and emerge with integrity intact. Truly the voice of the opposition to the pending Employees Free Choice Act, Bego's case has received wide media coverage on TV and radio and he has met with many congressional leaders. [more...]
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