This is cold. The Service Employees International Union, a fast growing service workers union that has long been lovey with Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards, decided against endorsing anyone in the race to the White House—at least for now.
Edwards has been busting ass to get the endorsement of the 1.9 million member organization since he lost the 2004 VP race to the virulently anti-union Bush-Cheney ticket. He has walked picket lines with the SEIU, spoken at their events, and even jumped at the chance to participate in their "Walk a Mile in Our Shoes" challenge in which legislators were invited to shadow a SEIU member in their regular work day. None of which was enough for the third-place contender to seal the deal.
"Any one of these candidates would help create a new American dream for workers and their families," said SEIU secretary-treasurer Anna Burger.
In other words: We like you as a friend, John.