Stern’s Likely SEIU Successor An ‘Ardent Kind Of Extension Of Andy’ | Talking Points Memo

Andy Stern will be remembered as a successful and controversial union leader at a time when labor had little power. Though he and other leaders still lack the clout to win labor’s biggest battles–and though he gave rise to schisms within the labor community that have angered many, the outgoing SEIU President raised the profile of a declining movement, and successfully pushed for worker friendly reforms in Washington. With his impending retirement now official, the process of replacing him will soon touch off, and all eyes are on his number two, SEIU Secretary-Treasurer, and Stern acolyte Anna Burger.

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