Re: Reutherism Redux

Mel Pritchard, West Valley College, Saratoga, California, Portside, September 11, 2004

I am a veteran of a SEIU staff in two CA locals: private sector building service local and a public sector local. I think the SEIU transformation from a semi-moribund AFL craft union to a powerhouse of labor is quite remarkable in US labor history. Not too many labor union have revitalized themselves in the past 30 years. But SEIU is very uneven in level of new thinking, capacity of union member intiative, ability of effective bargaining and other issues. ... Re: Reutherism