As the Wall Street Journal reported last week, there is controversy and dissension brewing at the Service Employees International Union. This is important stuff. It indicates that union chief Andy Stern is under fire for ignoring basic services for union members while spending more time trying to expand the union’s political power by adding to its numbers through mergers and other tactics. But the big deal is that Stern is accused by other union activists of an autocratic style that includes a refusal to seek or receive rank-and-file approval for many of his initiatives. Sal Roselli, president of United Healthcare Workers West, resigned from the SEIU’s executive committee, wrote a scathing letter accusing Stern of “undemocratic practices,” citing numerous examples. For one example, he wrote that the result of Stern’s actions would be that “rank and file members will have no say, and no ability to affect their workplace destiny.”
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
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It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
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