solidarity across unions

Monday, January 17, 2005

master of none "As US unions continue to lose membership, sinking toward 1900 levels of union membership (versus a high of over 40% of workers mid-century), finally a discussion about dramatic options to match the dire circumstances is shaping up. Some of the largest, most active and growing unions, including SEIU and UNITE-HERE are proposing a restructuring of the entire AFL-CIO federation. They propose consolidating the many existing unions into a small number of industry-specific organizations, to achieve industry clout, avoid competition, and make national campaigns more feasible. They're calling this the 'New Unity Partnership.'"
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The Coalition of Graduate Employee Unions is a loose-knit coalition of labor unions in the USA and Canada that represents graduate students employed as teachers, researchers, and administrative staff.