Lucy Loses: McEntee protegee wins no. 2 spot at AFSCME
July 1st 2010 · 0 Comments
Yesterday, we wrote on retiring AFSCME #2 boss Bill Lucy’s rants (posted here). Well, it appears that the guy Lucy was pushing to replace himself with lost to Gerry “the Mouth” McEntee’s pick.
A close protegee of powerful labor leader Gerry McEntee was elected Thursday to second-in-command at his union.
Lee Saunders, executive assistant to McEntee at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), won election as Secretary-Treasurer for the nation’s largest public sector employee union. Many see the no. 2 spot as a stepping stone towards the union’s presidency, now controlled by McEntee.
So, now that McEntee has consolidated his power at AFSCME after 19 years of having Lucy nipping at his toes, McEntee can set himself up to retire sometime after the mid-term elections. And, he’ll probably get a fat union pension too.
Read the rest at The Hill.