Subject: Why a Successful Union Organizer Thinks Traditional Organizing Is a Lost Cause
You ought to take a look at the down side to top down “union organizing.” What kind of an organization does it lead to: democratic, autocratic, oligarchic?
And see if Mr. Rolf will tell you exactly how many home health aides actually voted in the representation election that led to SEIU’s “victory.”
And when you convince the State that you want exclusive jurisdiction over 74,000 home health aides, what is it that you give up to get their dues money?
The Andy Stern model of organizing certainly does yield numbers. But does it build unions?
Paul GottliebFiled under: Letters to the Editor