Skip to comments.Hillsdale College Prof. Paul Moreno @ Big Government: "Big Laborís Prodigal Son"
Posted on 05/03/2010 9:45:27 AM PDT by hillsdale1
When Andy Stern announced his retirement as head of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Change to Win federation, he took a generous retirement package with him, and left his union $85 million in debt, having spent $61 million to elect President Obama and a Democratic Congress.
A good case can be made that he earned every penny of that package, and has left Big Labor stronger than ever.
Organized labor is engaged in its most audacious offensive since the New Deal. And Andy Stern has put it in an advantageous position because he learned the age-old lesson of American organized labor: politics pays. Hes not running off with an early inheritance. Hes returning to his movements first principles.