Thursday, January 29, 2004

You've never heard of Andy Stern . . .

. . . and neither have I. However, I read and article about him in Business 2.0. Any Stern is the head of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Many people think of Unions as dinosaurs that have not adapted to the current state of business . . . those many people may want to read what Stern says in the Business 2.0 article:

"I've said to our members, 'The world changed, and we didn't,'" Stern says. "I said, 'You can go on being comfortable losing the old way. You can blame the Democratic Party for not supporting unions sufficiently. You can blame our members for being apathetic. You can blame globalization for hurting our wages or blame immigrants for stealing our jobs. But I don't want to join that chorus.'"

For that matter, maybe there are some Unions and Union leaders that should take note of Stern's message. And really, businesses of all types, Union or not, should take heed of Stern's message.

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