The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

SEIU Common Sense?

Dec 12, 2005

SEIU organized a nationwide contest on the internet, supposedly to find “the best common-sense ideas” about how to “improve the lives of workers.” SEIU leaders said they wanted suggestions from the people, not experts.

So who did they select as the 23 judges to pick the best ideas?

Mostly corporate executives! Plus a few politicians, journalists and SEIU President Andy Stern himself. They didn’t even bother to put one worker on as window dressing!

It seems SEIU leaders think workers’ ideas are good only if they suit the bosses.