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Andy Stern on The Charlie Rose Show

I was so pleasantly surprised by this conversation between Charlie Rose and Andy Stern, the leader of the Service Employees International Union, that I couldn’t avoid posting it. Mr. Stern, whose group splintered from the AFL-CIO a few years ago, shows himself to be an acute observer of the problems of our country and the world. He also shows a willingness to go beyond traditional methods: he’s tried to work with Republicans, organize a comprehensive and sensible national health care plan, and organize worldwide (for better or worse), seeing that employee of the same company have a great deal more in common than different. I would really recommend watching it, even though I realize that a 30 minute video is kind of awkward to view on the internet.

To see it bigger (but the same resolution), go to Google Video.

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