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Union head moves to oust West Coast dissident

San Francisco Chronicle, March 27, 2008
Andy Stern, president of the Service Employees International Union, has moved toward ousting the leaders of its West Coast affiliate. The power struggle could affect hundreds of thousands of California workers and the state's strained healthcare industry. The labor leaders have clashed over Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's failed healthcare plan and over bargaining tactics with hospitals, nursing homes and other employers.