New SEIU president eyes leadership shake-up
May 13, 2010
WASHINGTON — Major changes to the Service Employees International Union''s (SEIU) downtown operations could be under way soon, according to according to CQPolitics.
In an interview Tuesday, new SEIU President Mary Kay Henry said she is conducting a month long review of her top deputies, including Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger, Henry''s main opposition in the union''s recent election, the story stated.
"[Burger] and I have begun discussions and are committed to reaching an agreement by the end of May. ...Every officer is now in a review process about what role they will assume," Henry said in the interview. "It is the prerogative of the president to reassign responsibilities."
Henry added that her union may bulk up its K Street lobbying presence, particularly on issues such as immigration.
She''s also exploring whether SEIU needs more bodies to fuse the group’s Capitol Hill outreach with its massive grass-roots operations, a division that she recently vacated to replace Stern, the article noted.
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