Have you heard about SEIU (Service Employees International Union) and their impact on politics in our country. Listen to this Chris Wallace interview with Andy Stern, SEIU President, aired on 9/13/2009 on Fox News Sunday. He was named “Power Player of the Week”.
Just a few notes that I took:
- 2 million members of the union
- Mr. Stern uses his voice and union to push for government run health insurance
- Spent $71 million dollars in the last election to elect Democrats
- Has a “war room” with 2 dozen people to mobilize workers
- 100,000 volunteers in the field to help elect Democrats
- 13 million phone calls made from the “war room” and their volunteers
- Clout – Oh yes! “We are heard”
How naive am I, that I am shocked this is how union dues are spent!