The fight over who will succeed Andy Stern as president of SEIU is missing one thing -- a plan to reverse labor's recent failures.
For a union that frequently takes to the streets with drums banging, the contest within the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) to succeed outgoing president Andy Stern is proceeding with uncustomary discretion. Two candidates -- Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger and Executive Vice President Mary Kay Henry -- are vying for the job, but neither has issued any public statements or put forth platforms that make clear their differences. The candidates are busily wooing undecided members of SEIU's board, which will select the president who will serve until the union's next convention two years hence. But neither has yet unveiled a real campaign.