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June 15, 2005

More on Today's Press Conference of Dissident Unions

Harold Meyerson in today's Washington Post (Fraying House of Labor) reports on the forming of the Change to Win coailition by dissident AFL-CIO unions. This may be one of the more important excerpts of the articles:

But Sweeney and his allies command a clear majority of the federation's unions, and they insist that all the dissidents except SEIU are bluffing. The food and commercial workers need the help of the AFL-CIO to organize Wal-Mart, they argue; UNITE-HERE cannot risk the withdrawal of massive union deposits from Amalgamated Bank (the nation's one labor bank, which UNITE-HERE owns).

Jonathan Tasini will offer commentary on the press conference at his Working Life blog.

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