Stronger Together: The Story of SEIU

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Stronger Together: The Story of SEIU describes how the Service Employees International Union grew to 2.2 million members in an era when most unions suffered major declines.

SEIU, founded by a small group of Chicago janitors in 1921, is a bargaining and political powerhouse today and has won big economic gains for janitors, healthcare workers, and public employees-many of whom are women, immigrants, and people of color. The book details the huge role SEIU played in helping to elect Barack Obama as President in 2008 and in passing healthcare reform legislation in early 2010.

Andy Stern, SEIU president from 1996 to 2010, is a major focus of the book. As Business Week noted upon Stern's retirement: "It will be a long time before the labor movement produces another leader quite as far-seeing as Andrew L. Stern...or one quite so controversial."

Stronger Together details how Stern and SEIU tried to force the American labor movement to restructure and energize itself to deal with the new global economy with its declining manufacturing sector lowering the percentage of workers belonging to unions. SEIU's split with the AFLCIO focused new attention on the need for more innovative approaches by labor. An inspiring account of a union that changed the face of the labor movement.

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Don Stillman is president of Labor Rights Now, the human rights group that campaigns on behalf of imprisoned worker activists throughout the world. His writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Life magazine, The Progressive, Columbia Journalism Review, and other publications. Stillman’s work as editor of the United Mine Workers Journal won it the National Magazine Award. He also has been the recipient of the Research and Writing Award of the MacArthur Foundation, as well as the Samuel Gompers Union Leadership Award from the graduate school of the City University of New York. Stillman has taught at Oxford University, where he served as visiting fellow at Magdalen College. He was founding editor of WorkingUSA, an academic journal dealing with issues of labor, class, and gender. Stillman served as the director of governmental and international affairs for the UAW for more than twenty years. He is a member of UAW Local 1981. His two books are Stronger Together: The Story of SEIU and Since Sliced Bread: Common Sense Ideas from America’s Working Families.

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Stillman, Don
Published by Service Employees Internationa (2010)
ISBN 10: 0578054612 ISBN 13: 9780578054612
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Murray Media
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