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On September 27, 2005, several unions, led by the Service Employees International Union, left the AFL-CIO to start an alternative federation entitled Change to Win. The idea was to create a federation dedicated to organizing American workers instead of administrating the slow end of the American labor movement. However, it did not work out as […]
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Here’s an interesting case with potential major implications: A janitors’ union in San Francisco has taken on a court battle with major implications for what workers can do to protest their employers’ practices, and the fight starts immediately in the wake of a government finding that more individual Americans went on strike in 2018 than […]
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On October 23, 1995, John Sweeney won the election to become president of the AFL-CIO. This ground shifting event began the process of moving the federation away from its staid Cold War policies and unwillingness to organize workers and attempted to make it once again a fighting force for the nation’s working people. The success […]
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Labor: Preparing for Bad Times

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On April 16, 2017
This article on SEIU’s budget cuts confirms what my own internal sources at the union have told me: it is cutting back big time because Friedrichs II is on the way and is going to ravage public sector unionism. “After spending big on Clinton, Obama, SEIU now facing steep budget cuts,” the Free Beacon published, […]

Labor’s Future

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On March 10, 2017

Rich Yeselson is always worth reading, agree with him or not. His long review essay of books by three former SEIU leaders, including former president Andy Stern and the activist Jane McAlevey, is quit

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