The Change to Win unions are meeting today in what is billed as the founding convention of a new union federation. There’s a rousing speech on their web site. I know there are lots of doubts about this. But for today we’ll wish them well.
In related news, the California Nurses Association (an independent union) actually voted to join the AFL-CIO. Why not join Change to Win? As quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle, CNA says “Change to Win will be very short-lived, and they’re going to rejoin in short order. We want to join the house of labor.”
Meanwhile the feuding cools off: SEIU and AFSCME have signed a two-year no-raid agreement. Now that is good news.