As former House Rep. Jill Long Thompson takes on sitting Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, it appears that infighting amongst the Big Labor bosses in the state is hampering Long Thompson’s campaign for office.
The Associated Press reports that a split between the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the AFL-CIO is a battle over membership and dues money. The SEIU has already contributed $1 million in workers’ dues toward Long Thompson’s election campaign. Long Thompson is pledging to give the union bosses the power to negotiate for more taxpayer money if elected, but the AFL-CIO wants to be the lead negotiator.