MA Dems Choose Unions over Big Donors

Nathan Newman nathan at
Fri May 25 08:48:38 PDT 2001

Actually, it is probably less about principle than that SEIU's mobilization of their members and support is more valuable than the dollars involved. Which is a good thing. A tinge of principle can pass but when unions and other progressives make themselves more valuable than the big bucks donars, the Dem leaders will choose "principle" out of self-interest, a far more stable way to force them to do the right thing.

Which is one more argument for mobilizing within the Dem party, since it gets results, not only in elections but in concrete grassroots organizing, as in this example.

-- Nathan Newman

----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Perelman" <michael at> To: <lbo-talk at> Sent: Friday, May 25, 2001 11:20 AM Subject: Re: MA Dems Choose Unions over Big Donors

This article is extraordinary. Imagine, a Demo. organization choosing principle over $$$. -- Michael Perelman Economics Department California State University Chico, CA 95929

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