7/27/04 10:00 AM EST
Labor Chief Says Democrats May Be Better Off If Kerry Loses
The Washington Post reports this morning that "breaking sharply with the enforced harmony of the Democratic National Convention," Andrew L. Stern, "the president of the largest AFL-CIO union said Monday that both organized labor and the Democratic Party might be better off in the long run if Sen. John F. Kerry loses the election." Stern, "the head of the 1.6 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), said in an interview with The Washington Post that both the party and its longtime ally, the labor movement, are 'in deep crisis,' devoid of new ideas and working with archaic structures." Stern "argued that Kerry's election might stifle needed reform within the party and the labor movement."