In the run up to this July’s AFLCIO conference in Chicago, five dissident unions (SEIU, Unite Here, UFCW, Teamsters, and Laborers) have formed the “Change to Win” coalition and formally threatened to split from the federation if their ideas are not accepted. This is a very interesting moment for Labor.
Read for yourself, commentary later:
SEIU Press Release
Change to Win coalition web site
An earlier statement on the SEIU’s blog Unite to Win announced that the union’s exec. board had authorized disaffiliation from the AFLCIO.