. . . In an interview with the Huffington Post on Thursday, SEIU President Mary Kay Henry confirmed that her union will not back Sen. Blanche Lincoln even if the Arkansas incumbent beats her primary opponent — SEIU-backed Lt. Governor Bill Halter . . .
for Henry, the decision to fully withhold support from non-sympathetic or unhelpful Democratic nominees reflects a broader vision of how the SEIU’s political apparatus will operate. The newly elected union president pledged to expand on the policy put in place by her predecessor, Andy Stern, to start third-party organizations in districts where neither major party candidate reflects labor’s interests [Emphasis added].
“We want to use whatever innovative strategies we can to accomplish our members’ goal to trying to elect politicians who will stand with working families no matter what the heat is that comes on them,” Henry said.