Exposing Hillary So She Won't Get Elected

Powerful Union Endorses Clinton Against Its Members Interests

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU), an organization of over two million members and one of America’s most politically active labor unions, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president this week.

Against the interests of its own members, and in contravention of one of its most strongly held positions.

The SEIU, representing people who work at jobs as janitors, fast food workers and home helpers, is the union that has for several years now funded and helped organize the Fight For 15 movement, advocating for a minimum wage of $15 per hour.

And yet… and yet…

Hillary Clinton, the candidate they just endorsed, only supports a minimum wage of $12 per hour. It is Bernie Sanders who advocates a minimum wage of $15 per hour.

David Huerta, President of SEIU, explained the decision by saying “[We] weighed their positions and public statements against the priorities of our membership… It was clear that Hillary Clinton is the strongest candidate to champion a campaign that aligns with our vision of where our country needs to go and win for all working families. Clinton has been a leader on the core issues SEIU members care about in this election. She has been an ally in the Fight for 15 movement.”

There is no good answer as to why the SEIU would endorse a candidate that does not endorse their signature cause. About the best explanation is that the union threw in with the candidate they think has the best chance of beating the candidate from the other party. That is called “opportunism” and is a shame.