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    Very, very interesting!

    LOS ANGELES — The AFL-CIO on Monday opened the door to becoming a group that is more representative of the left than of its members.

    Facing what AFL-CIO chief Richard Trumka called a “crisis” of membership, officials took the dramatic step at their annual convention of adopting a resolution that invites anyone in the country to join, regardless of union affiliation.
    Trumka said labor must include new workers — not to increase union dues, but to create change for everyone.

    “Not so we can have bigger unions, but so we can together make all working peoples’ lives better,” he said. “Because the success of our movement is not measured in the members we organize, or the politicians we elect. It is measured by the progress of working people — all working people — by the lives we lead, by the hopes and dreams we make real together.”

    But many fear the resolution will lead to liberal groups like Sierra Club or MoveOn seeking membership in the AFL-CIO, drawing the federation deeper into political causes that are separate from members’ bread-and-butter concerns.
    Labor, with union membership declining, will woo non-workers - The Hill - covering Congress, Politics, Political Campaigns and Capitol Hill | TheHill.com
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    Labor, with union membership declining, will woo non-workers


    The move faced stiff resistance from union officials who fear the AFL-CIO’s primary mission of representing workers will be left behind if the federation becomes a mouthpiece for liberal and progressive groups.

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    It's about their own power. They could care less about the members.

    Strappy, I already had this posted so I merged our threads ABFwife
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    Default Re: Labor, with union membership declining, will woo non-workers

    To Many Chiefs and NO Indians .

 

 

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