New SEIU Head Will Not Engage Rival Union in Calif.
The Service Employees International Union's governing board on Saturday named Mary Kay Henry as successor to current President Andy Stern. One-third of SEIU workers are in California, which is one of the union's most contentious regions. In an interview, Henry said she has "no plans whatsoever" to engage with the National Union of Healthcare Workers, SEIU's rival in California, and does not plan to re-affiliate with the AFL-CIO, which SEIU left in 2005.
- "SEIU Picks Mary Kay Henry as President" (McDonnell, Los Angeles Times, 5/8).