Stern, the SEIU president, said he met with Obama and 27 senators last week, and that no one indicated that the union's internal conflicts were causing a problem. He sees the media attention as a sign that labor's prominence is finally increasing, he said.When hospitals and nursing homes are getting ready to jump en masse off of the Good Ship Purple, Our Glorious Maximum Leader will soon find out there indeed is such a thing as "bad publicity."
"For a long time, the labor movement couldn't buy a newspaper story about anything, unless it was a strike," Stern said. "Now people are covering our internal politics. Part of me thinks that we're testing the theory that there's no bad publicity," he said.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Our Glorious Maximum Leader Speaks!
Well, sort of (toward the end of the article).