Politico is reporting that SEIU thug President Andy Stern, one of the nation's most prominent and powerful labor leaders, is planning to resign from his position, according to a member of the union's board:

The President of an SEIU local based in Seattle, Diane Sosne, broke the news to her staffers at 11:35 this morning, local time.

"Last night I received confirmation that Andy Stern is resigning as President of SEIU. He has not yet made a public announcement; we will share the details as we become aware of them," Sosne wrote in an email obtained by POLITICO.

Sosne offered no explanation for the move...

Stern, even without the union presidency, would remain on, among other things, the board of President Obama's deficit commission, to which he was appointed in February.

Hmm... I wonder what spot is opening up in the Obama administration...

Update: Maybe this ongoing case has something to do with Stern's surprising resignation?

Update II: HuffPo is reporting Stern was just "growing tired of the daily grind." Psht, yeah right.  Call me a cynic, but I ain't buyin' that.