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Andy Stern
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Andy Stern

Andy Stern is president of the two-million member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the fastest-growing union in North America.

Cooperation, Not Collaboration

Cooperation is different than collaboration. The decision to join a government where one has fundamental disagreements requires both leadership and followership, but mostly requires integrity.

So the mere joining for "unity" that is not able to be lived up to or is situational seems to be a short term answer to the voters inability to make clear choices on the best way forward for the future of the country.

I completely would expect cooperation, which was missing amongst Republicans on the stimulus, and also allowing individuals to cooperate in search of a national interest. But joining a government where there are fundamental policy not simply party differences may be too high of a standard to expect.

By Andy Stern

 |  February 23, 2009; 10:44 AM ET
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