Sunday, July 24, 2005

AFL-CIO Splits Apart

The "Change to Win Coalition" split off of the AFL-CIO today taking with it 30% of the Union's membership. I'm not entirely sure what this will mean for labor.
Leaders of the dissident unions say the AFL-CIO leadership has failed to stop the steep decline in union membership. In addition to seeking the ouster of Sweeney, they have demanded more money for organizing, power to force mergers of smaller unions and other changes they say are key to adapting to vast changes in society and the economy.

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