How about worker and management? Is it possible to straddle both sides of the line?
Well, it appears Wayne Goodwin is trying to do so. Goodwin, who is the Democratic nominee for Insurance Commissioner, recently joined as a member of SEIU Local 2008 (formerly SEANC) according to The Insider.
If he’s elected, whose side will he be on? You can’t be "the boss" and be a rank-and-file union member, those two things are opposites. It’s like saying you’re a Duke and a Carolina fan.
Of course, this is a common question when it comes to public employee labor unions, is where does the division of labor fall? Who is management and who isn’t? Who negotiates against who? Apparently Goodwin thinks he can be everything to everybody.
Or he’s just doing it for political expediency… Nah, that couldn’t be the case, could it?