06/15/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Andy Stern Retirement: SEIU President Reflects On His Career In Labor

Andy Stern is the president of SEIU, a service employees union with 2.2 million members. He led the breakaway unions that split from the AFL-CIO and formed Change to Win, and he's been a key political player during the Obama era, visiting the White House more than any other individual. Today, he announced his retirement. In a wide-ranging interview conducted at his office yesterday, Stern talked about his reasons for retiring, the need for unions to partner with employers rather than fight against them, and why the working class has every right to be angry at Wall Street, politicians and the rich.

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