A: Organized labor is a champion of civil rights, and of our civil liberties. Labor stands for economic justice, a robust middle class and (because of lackluster performance by the Democratic Party) it is the only real check on the rapacious greed of twentieth century capitalism right now. What’s not to like about a movement with such high aspirations?
Has labor every fallen into corruption and sloth from time to time? Of course it has, bad leaders come and go. You do your best to get rid of them and keep the movement looking forward. The SEIU is doing that just now. They have taken up the mantle of leadership and have kept the movement looking toward the horizon.