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usatoday_logoSEIU Local 1199 is being sued by a non-profit hospital executive over the union’s distasteful efforts to vilify and harass him, reports USA Today:

The chief executive of Ohio’s largest health system has filed a lawsuit against Service Employees International Union No. 1199 alleging invasion of privacy and defamation.

In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, Michael Connelly, president and CEO of Mercy Health — which, according to its website, is one of the largest non-profit health systems in the United States — accused the labor union of offending “public sensibilities” to destroy his reputation.

A van displaying a large image of Connelly featuring the words “GREED! GREED! GREED!” and his personal telephone number was circling his neighborhood Monday.

The billboard on wheels featured the following text: “Mercy Health CEO Michael Connelly is getting rich off the sick, disabled and indigent!”

The union also paid for a radio advertisement that claimed Connelly wanted to take away workers’ sick time. Connelly disputes that claim.

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