Immigration reform leader retires from labor union
By Kevin Bogardus - 09/04/13 11:15 PM EDT
“In my years at SEIU and in the labor movement, I have taken constant inspiration from workers who want nothing more than respect on the job and fair wages and benefits so they can support their families. I take this inspiration with me as I now focus my full energy on passing commonsense immigration reform, a campaign that we will win this year,” Medina said.
Medina joined the SEIU in 1986, and was later elected as an international executive vice president in 1996. He took on the No. 2 job in 2010, replacing Anna Burger, who bowed out in the race for SEIU president against Mary Kay Henry, the surprise victor for the top job.