Former labor leader Andy Stern Tuesday has rejected as false news reports that the FBI and Labor Department are investigating him in connection with corruption at his former employer, the Service Employees International Union.
The new president of the Service Employees International Union said she plans to increase the SEIU's involvement with politics, and has left the door open for other possible changes, according to news reports. Mary Kay Henry was elected the new SEIU president on Saturday, succeeding lightning rod Andy Stern who last month made a surprise retirement announcement.
Early reports that California nurse leader Mary Kay Henry will take the reins of the powerful Service Employees International Union may have been premature. Outgoing president Andy Stern told reporters Monday that no successor has been chosen yet.
"In life, there's a time to learn, a time lead, and then, there's a time to leave," outgoing Service Employees International Union President Andy Stern said in his retirement message to union members released Wednesday.
Many nursing home owners may be bidding good riddance to outgoing labor leader Andy Stern. While they may not have liked what he stood for, it's hard not to respect what he achieved.
Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, which represents more than 150,000 nursing home workers, will resign from his post "very soon," according to sources inside the union.