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Service Employees
International Union

SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION
1800 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NW
% REICH ADELL CROST & CVITAN
WASHINGTON , DC 20036
a 501(c)(5) labor union organization
http://www.seiu.org/index.php
Phone:
(202) 730-7000
EIN:
36-0852885
Founded: 1921
Exempt since: 19
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SEIU's relationships are mapped on Muckety.

Self Description: SUPPORTING LABOR ORGANIZING EFFORTS FOR MEMBER'S AFFILIATES AND IMPROVING AFFILIATED MEMBERS HEALTH AND LABOR-RELATED ISSUES.

Actual: Operates with environmental groups, partisan election campaigns, and large foundations, receives grants from George Soros' Open Society Institute.

See graphic pages of SEIU environmental connections.

Leader: Andrew L. Stern

Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, was born in 1950 in West Orange, New Jersey, a lawyer’s son. He graduated in 1972 from the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied business while learning activism in the civil rights and anti-Vietnam war movements.

He began as a welfare case worker in a unionized government agency, quickly became a shop steward, and fought his way to the presidency of the Local in 1978. He once mused, "Everywhere I go there’s one big fight."

Andy Stern's relationships are mapped on Muckety.

In 1978, he married Jane Perkins, who went on to become head of the Friends of the Earth. In 1996, Andy Stern and his wife Jane Perkins created what they called the "Blue-Green Working Group" around their kitchen table, inviting friends from both movements (Blue collars and Green dollars) to start talking about green solutions, particularly for global warming, that keep workers in mind.

Carl Pope, head of the Sierra Club, and other enviro leaders kept up the dialogue with key unions including the United Steelworkers of America, Andy Stern’s SEIU, Gerald McEntee’s American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees (UNITE).

Carl Pope's relationships are mapped on Muckety.

The Blues and Greens tried for years to converge—funded by the Nathan Cummings Foundation—but energy disputes and fate intervened. For a while they made progress toward accommodation if not agreement.

In 1984, John J. Sweeney, then-head of the SEIU, brought Stern to Washington to lead a national organizing campaign. Stern proved himself an outstanding organizer with his Janitors for Justice campaign.

As unions lost members, Stern saw that the labor movement’s salvation was to recruit the only labor pool that was growing: service workers and government employees. In time, he realized even that wasn’t enough.

When Sweeney left SEIU after being elected president of the AFL-CIO in 1995, Stern took his place. The Ivy League union boss soon saw a fatal weakness in the U.S. labor movement: it was fragmented, many small unions overlapped the same employers, ending up with no clout. The only solution was to merge the weak many into a few powerful mega-unions like Europe.

Most of the unions in the AFL-CIO rejected this controversial plan, so Stern pulled his SEIU out of the federation in 2005, bringing several others with him, and began working toward his consolidated mega-union dream.

 

Service Employees International Union
 financial condition 2008

 Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $0
Government Grants $0
Program Services $6,664,139
Investments $1,498,048
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $216,041,493

 

Program Services $0
Administration $0
Other $7,403,737
Total Expenditures $228.846.881
Total Revenue $233,327,835   NET GAIN/LOSS ($4,643,201)

Service Employees International Union
Political Action Committee finances
2008 election cycle
See original on
Open Secrets

Total Receipts $28,859,501
Total Spent  (view expenditures) $45,956,641
Begin Cash on Hand $18,191,098
End Cash on Hand $1,093,959
Debts $296,512
Independent Expenditures $36,985,354
Date of last report December 31, 2008
Contributions from this PAC to federal candidates (list recipients)
(94% to Democrats, 6% to Republicans)
$2,287,250
Contributions to this PAC from individual donors of $200 or more (list donors) $22,772

Service Employees International Union Officers and Directors  2006

Name Title Compensation
Andrew Stern International President $228,220
Anna Burger International Sec-Treas $201,151
Tom Woodruff Exec Vice President $182,183
Mary Kay Henry Exec Vice President $181,831
Eliseo Medina Exec Vice President $176,055
Gerald Hudson Exec Vice President $176,055
George Francisco Jr Executive Board $152,761
Robert B Moore Vice President $29,558
Roberto Pagan Rodriguez Vice President $29,558
Cecelia Annelle Grajeda Vice President $29,558
David Holway Vice President $29,558
Michael P Garcia Vice President $29,558
Tyrone Freeman Vice President $29,558
Kristina Sermersheim Vice President $29,558
Thomas Balanoff Vice President $29,558
Monica Russo Vice President $25,096
Rahaman Muhammad Executive Board $11,758
Donald Driscoll Executive Board $11,758
Willie Hampton Executive Board $11,758
Alejandro Stephens Executive Board $11,758
Marshall Blake Executive Board $11,757
Helen Miller Executive Board $11,757
Catherine Singer Glasson Executive Board $11,757
Michael O'Brien Executive Board $11,757
Christine Boardman Executive Board $11,757
Julie Schnell Executive Board $11,757
Ralph Williams Jr Executive Board $11,757
Dana Graham Executive Board $11,757
Susana M Segat Executive Board $11,757
Phil Thompson Executive Board $11,757
Dian Palmer Executive Board $11,757
David P Kramer Executive Board $1,553
Roger Benson Executive Board $0
Michael Fishman Vice President $0
Carmen Boudier Executive Board $0
Mary Grillo Executive Board $0
Joan Bruce Executive Board $0
George Gresham Vice President $0
Marc Earls Executive Board $0
Tom Tylutki Board of Auditors $0
Demetria Davis Howard Executive Board $0
Grant Williams Executive Board $0
Janice Platzke Executive Board $0
Kenneth Brynien Executive Board $0
Vince Pesha Board of Auditors $0
Ben Monterrosso Board of Auditors $0
Jim Hard Vice President $0
Sal Rosselli Vice President $0
Randy Dorn Executive Board $0
Norman Yen Executive Board $0
Jerry Dennis Board of Auditors $0
David Rolf Executive Board $0
Sal Aladeen Board of Auditors $0
Alice Dale Vice President $0
Dave Regan Vice President $0
Danielle Legault Vice President $0
Sharlene Stewart Vice President $0
Diane Sosne Executive Board $0
Cameron Nelson Board of Auditors $0
Valarie Long Vice President $0
Gary Smith Executive Board $0
Maria Castenada Executive Board $0
Bryon Hobbs Executive Board $0
Dennis Rivera Vice President $0
Josie Mooney Executive Board $0
Celia Wcislo Executive Board $0
Milly Silva Board of Auditors $0
Stephen Lerner Executive Board $0
Tom DeBruin Vice President $0
Raymond Larcher Executive Board $0
Mitch Ackerman Executive Board $0
Cathy Hacket Executive Board $0
Leslie Frane Vice President $0
Jay Sackman Executive Board $0
Merl Cuttita Executive Board $0
Richard Cordtz President Emiertus $0
Kim Cook Executive Board $0
Arcelia Saenz Executive Board $0
Eileen Kirlin Executive Board $0
Rodriquez Jorge Board of Auditors $0
Juan Eliza Colon Executive Board $0

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