Peek Inside SEIU

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!

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One Response to Peek Inside SEIU

  1. Cathy says:

    I’m sorry Mr. Stern lost his then 13-year-old daughter in 2002, but I wonder what the real circumstances were surrounding her death. I read a brief death notice that Cassity Stern died of respiratory problems related to spinal surgery. Despite his loss, Mr. Stern has made millions at the hands of the toil of others . . . and continues to line his own pockets and the pockets of politicians who he & the SEIU lobbies. Self-serving justification in my opinion.

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