Is Blago blowback the reason why SEIU’s Andy Stern resigned?
Geez! The never-ending story of fallen-from-grace governor Rod Blagojevich seems to be…well…never-ending. You may recall, Blago was the Illinois governor who allegedly was trying to sell the Senate seat of president-elect Obama in 2008. Well, lo and behold, Blago’s defense attorneys subpoenaed the President today and, according to this, there could some blowback on retiring SEIU boss Andy Stern. Today in United States v. Rod | Read More »
CORRECTION: Danny Glover Arrested as Andy Stern looks on…
Andy’s not quite gone yet… CORRECTION: After posting this earlier today (see below), a the Maryland Gazette is reporting that Andy Stern was also arrested with Danny Glover. Along with Glover, a longtime union-booster, Montgomery County police arrested SEIU President Andrew Stern, who earlier this week announced he will be stepping down from his post after 14 years, and Mitch Ackerman, SEIU’s executive vice president. | Read More »
The Exit Interview: Andy Stern changed America forever…and he’s bored.
“There’s a time to learn, a time to lead, and then there’s a time to leave. And shortly, it will be my time to retire… and end my SEIU journey.” Andy Stern, April 14, 2010 For the last few days, we (along with many others) have been wondering, why is Andy Stern walking out on the SEIU so suddenly? Here’s the long and short of | Read More »
The Generals Who Vie for SEIU’s Top Spot
Two days after Politico broke the story of the resignation of lavender-lapeled lord of labor, SEIU’s Andy Stern, and two days before the controversial Stern confirms or denies his intent to leave the purple behemoth he has led, it appears warfare may be breaking out between the generals of Andy Stern’s army of purple patrons. According to the Daily News, the generals lining up their | Read More »
Will the Queen of Labor, Anna Burger, take over where Andy left off?
Following yesterday’s bombshell announcement—apparently, even senior SEIU officials were stunned—that SEIU boss Andy Stern is resigning from the purple behemoth he created, speculation now turns to who his replacement will be. Washington odds are that the Queen of Labor, SEIU’s Executive V.P. Anna Burger will get the nod. According to the Wall Street Journal: A member of SEIU’s executive board said he received a phone | Read More »
[UPDATED & CONFIRMED] SEIU’s Andy Stern to Resign
This just in: Andy Stern, of the controversial Service Employees International Union, is resigning his position as President of the purple behemonth, according to Politico’s Ben Smith. Service Employees International Union President Andrew Stern, one of America’s most prominent labor leaders, is set to resign, according to a member of the union’s board. The President of an SEIU local based in Seattle, Diane Sosne, broke | Read More »
SEIU’s Andy Stern: We ‘changed America forever’…
SEIU boss Andy Stern, as the hand inside Barack Obama’s puppet, is arguably one of the most powerful men in America. As his union, along with other ObamaCare advocates, plan on hitting the airwaves with a $5 million ad buy to provide cover fire for BHO and his fellow Democrats, Stern paused for a moment to do some gloating. After attending the signing of ObamaCare | Read More »
Labor Shorts: Obamacare to cost Cat $100 million in first year & other union-related news.
Labor Shorts: Exposing Union Bosses One Skid Mark at a Time… The latest (and largest) pile of labor news from around the country, given to you in short form from LaborUnionReport.com: Cat may become Obamacare road kill… Heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar said Thursday that the health care legislation being considered by Congress would increase its health care costs by more than $100 million in the first | Read More »
The SEIU and Union Violence: When will the violence stop, Mr. Stern?
In the world of labor relations, all too often, union violence is commonly associated with unions when they are on strike. In many cases, union violence occurs when an employer maintains his ability to continue his operations using replacement workers while unionized workers are out striking. In some rarer instances, union violence will occur during inter and intra-union battles, with union members occasionally being the | Read More »
As long as Obama does the SEIU’s bidding, he is and always will be “anti-business”
President Obama has been bending over backwards lately trying to craft himself as “pro-business/pro-free-market.” Almost invoking the spirit of Ayn Rand, Obama has even declared himself to be “an ardent believer in the free market” while making an effort to rebut claims that his policies are “socialist” (a never-before heard statement from a President of the United States, as far as we can tell). In a recent BusinessWeek | Read More »