Following Andy Stern’s surprise announcement that he is resigning as President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), we posted our surprise that Stern was not endorsing his likely successor, Anna Burger. The post was based on a Politico report that stated:
Two women have emerged as the primary candidates, including SEIU’s International Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger, who also oversees the union’s political operation. Stern said he will not make an endorsement. “The one thing I’m glad about is that my replacement will be a woman,” he added.
After a great amount of my own thought, hearing opinions from many of you, and holding them up against my own criteria—I recommend that Anna Burger not only temporarily—but then permanently—become the 10th President and first woman to lead our union.