It was astonishing when Andy Stern in 2010 resigned as leader of the United States' largest trade union, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). He had been elected to the union for 33 years, and had much of the credit for the membership having increased from 400 000 to 2,2 million during a period in which the US organization rate dropped from 23 to 12 percent.
Stern was perhaps the most powerful union leader in the country. And then he suddenly gave up – without anyone knowing as much as the scandal of scandal. In the book Raising the Floor from 2016, he tells why. A good and effective leader must see the development twenty, thirty, maybe forty years ahead,. . .
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