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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:11 PM
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Two Regional SEIU locals based in NY to endorse Hillary....400,000 members in 6 states...
Edited on Fri Dec-14-07 04:15 PM by SaveElmer
Note...though based in New York...they represent members in six or more states and DC...


Hillary Clinton will pick up the backing of two giant regional SEIU locals based in New York, the health-care workers' union 1199 and a big building-service workers union, Local 32BJ, a labor source says.

Their backing wasn't automatic for the home-state Senator -- Edwards courted both locals aggressively, and Obama nearly hired away a key political decision-maker within the union earlier this year -- but the endorsements aren't a surprise. The locals were key in preventing the national SEIU from endorsing Edwards.

In any case, they're big players who spend a lot of money and energy on politics. Local 1199 has 300,000 members in New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, and Washington D.C., and 32BJ has more than 100,000 members in six states and Washington D.C.

The endorsements will be announced in a conference call this afternoon.


You may proceed with explaining how these unions are not REALLY endorsing Hillary...that the membership hates her, and she has the leaders on the payroll... :sarcasm:

http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/1207/New_York_SE...
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:20 PM
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1. Two Words: Andy Stern
This is absolutely no surprise to anyone who has followed Stern and his "rise" in the SEIU

Andy Stern: Savior or Sellout: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070716/featherstone
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:41 PM
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4. National SEIU did not endorse anyone so I am confused.
Various local and state SEIUs have endorsed various candidates.
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HeraldSquare212 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:27 PM
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2. LOL
you asked for it.
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-14-07 04:35 PM
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3. LOL.. sorry, couldn't resist :-)
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