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9/14/2005

Unite Here Leaves AFL-CIO Over Dispute

Source: Washington Post

Unite Here, a union of 450,000 workers in the apparel and hospitality industry, is leaving the AFL-CIO to join a group of dissident unions that want the organized labor movement to spend more time and money recruiting new members.

Unite Here is joining the Service Employees International Union, the Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers and the Carpenters in forming a dissident labor federation that has been calling itself the Change To Win Coalition. The Laborers International Union of North America and the United Farm Workers are also part of the new federation, but have not left the AFL-CIO. (MORE >>>)

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