WASHINGTON — Andy Stern, the president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) — the labor union that purports to be the reason Barack Obama was elected president of the United States — is stepping down from his post, according to the Washington Post.
Stern''s resignation after a 14-year tenure as SEIU president comes only a few days after a verdict was handed down in the case between the SEIU and the National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW), in which the SEIU failed to achieve all of its goals, the story stated.
According to the story, there has long been talk about possible health issues or Stern being connected to the Tyrone Freeman corruption scandal in Los Angeles, but there is no concrete evidence that either was a factor in his decision.
While many share mixed opinions about Stern and his legacy, it is impossible to ignore his successes, the story noted.
It remains unclear who Stern''s successor will be, but it will likely come down to two candidates: Anna Burger and Mary Kay Henry, the story added.
According to the article, Stern, who has curiously been invited to the White House more than any other presidential advisor — at least 22 times, according to visitor log records — will continue to be active in the political realm.
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