Organization Man

How Andrew Stern Plans to Transform the Union Movement
Capital Research Center

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SEIU president Andrew Stern claims that
organizing new members is more important than winning elections. But he
is amassing political power in Washington, DC, at the expense of his
own local affiliates’ independence and promoting a new labor federation
that could eclipse the AFL-CIO. He is
devising new strategies intended to give private employers incentive to
let their competitors to unionize their workforces in order to protect
market share and ensure a stable labor environment. In this first of
two parts, Ivan Osorio chronicles Stern’s success.