solidarity across unions

Friday, April 22, 2005

Students' Clout Helping Workers -- and Unions ( "Universities are one of the few bright spots for labor unions, which have been losing members and power for years now. More than a third of the U.S. workforce belonged to a union in the 1950s, and only about 13 percent do today. 'If we're going to grow as a labor union, we need to organize a million new members a year,' said John J. Sweeney, president of the AFL-CIO. 'That's very difficult with the situation in our economy.'"
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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.