Here’s the farewell message and video now being disseminated by SEIU thug-in-chief Andy Stern in advance of his official announcement tomorrow (h/t Vermontaigne). Behind that cheesy, phony smile, as I reported the other day when the resignation news leaked, there’s something really smelly going on.
Noteworthy in this farewell message: The focus on pushing illegal alien shamnesty.
Here’s the text of the e-mail message Stern has sent to his minions:
There’s a time to learn, a time to lead, and then there’s a time to leave.
And shortly, it will be my time to retire… and end my SEIU journey.
I just recorded a video sharing my thanks and appreciation that I’d love for you to watch.
You can watch it at http://action.seiu.org/andymessage
My time at SEIU has always been about the members.
Members like Martina Casey, one of 150,000 child care providers who found a voice at SEIU.
Rosa Ayala, an immigrant janitor, and others around the country helped found SEIU’s Justice for Janitors campaign.
Verdia Daniels, a minimum wage home care worker, who for ten years organized 74,000 co-workers and gave birth to a movement now 400,000 home care workers strong.
Together, we’ve organized over 1.2 million new members into our SEIU family since I became president in 1996. SEIU is now the largest union in North America and fastest growing worldwide.
We founded Americans for Health Care in 2002 and realized our goal when historic health care legislation passed earlier this year.
We elected Barack Obama – a great president – and grew to be the largest grassroots political army fighting for change in America.
And the union will continue to fight for immigration, financial and labor law reform long after I am gone.
…Thank you – my union family – who have shown me how to lead and stand up for change.
I love you all,
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As I noted earlier this week, AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka is basking in the spotlight now and the Big Labor re-merger plans now look like they’re moving full steam ahead. Here’s Trumka looking forward to being our new “punching bag.”
It’s his kind that has far more experience with the punching…