Anna Burger, SEIU Secretary-Treasurer

Anna Burger served as Secretary-Treasurer of SEIU, the nation's fastest growing union, from 2001 to 2010. She was the first chair of Change to Win, established in 2005, and the first woman to head an American labor federation. She was named one of Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2006 and 2009. Read her complete bio.


More Banker Outrage: Protesters Plan Marches on Wall Street Banks
ABC News, 4/9/2010

Toxic Swaps Deals Sinking Cities
Mother Jones, 3/23/2010

Banking for the People
The Nation, 3/11/2010

U.S. Chamber of Commerce at the Root of the Financial Crisis
Huffington Post, 9/9/2009
By Anna Burger

Labor mounts autumn offensive
Politico, September 1, 2009

Can Obama Run the Offense?
New York Times7/29/2008

Obama Promises Efforts to Revive Economy
Associated Press, 7/28/2008


Unions get ready for Wall St. reform when Congress returns
The Hill, 4/8/2010

Union Operative Advocates And Gains Power 
NPR (All Things Considered), 8/7/2008

That SEIU Endorsement
TIME, 2/15/2008

Liberals joined to lever out Wynn*
Baltimore Sun, 2/14/2008

SEIU Flexes Muscle*
Roll Call, 1/28/2008

Anna Burger Walks in the Shoes of a New Hampshire Parks Worker
7/6/2007 (Watch video here)


Something is wrong in America
Talk Radio News Service, 7/8/2008

SEIU Will Mobilize Members To Push Agenda In Congress*
National Journal's CongressDaily, 1/18/2008

Change to Win

Remarks by Change to Win Chair Anna Burger on the Release of the Spring 2008 American Dream Survey, 3/3/2008

Anna Burger to Head Breakaway Labor Group*
Washington Post, 10/27/2005

For Chairwoman of Breakaway Labor Coalition, Deep Roots in Movement*
NY Times, 10/10/2005

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Anna Burger recorded a message to SEIU members following the historic House vote on health care reform on March 22, 2010

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Thousands Protest Insurance Industry Lobbyists at the Ritz

DC Healthcare Rally Coverage from Sum of Change

Anna Burger says it's time to move forward, by reconciliation if necessary
ABC News, 2/23/2010

Anna Burger issues the call to action at the ABA Showdown in Chicago

Anna Burger on the Public Option
The Andrea Mitchell Report (MSNBC), August 21, 2009

Watch SEIU Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger's keynote address at the 2009 Netroots Nation, on the panel "Building a 21st Century Economy"

Progressives in the Age of Obama
C-SPAN, 6/1/2009

SEIU/Democracy Alliance's Anna Burger (at the Democratic National Convention)
PoliticsTV, August 26, 2008


Domestic Violence Victims Denied Healthcare
The Ron Reagan Show, Air America, 9/15/2009

A Labor View of Work and Jobs
The Kojo Nnamdi Show, WAMU, 6/2/2009

Blog Entries

It's Going to Take Guts to Win Real Wall Street Reform
Huffington Post, 4/13/2010

Women Need Us at Sunday's Immigration Rally
Women's Enews, 3/19/10

Congress Must Keep Fighting to Extend Jobless Benefits
The Hill, 6/13/2008

Politicians Be Warned: Live Up to Your Promises
The Hill, 5/13/2008

Obama's Economic Plan will Keep the American Dream Alive
The Hill, 3/28/2008

The Change That Is Needed: A Conversation with America's Workers
Huffington Post, 1/30/2008

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