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Labor Relations & Labor Union Leadership

Analyze the current dissension among unions in the AFL-CIO. Several unions, including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) have pulled out of the AFL-CIO. New national labor organizations such as UniteHere and Change to Win have been formed. Many more unions have made known their dissatisfaction with the current leadership of the Federation, including that of the president, Michael Sweeney. Explain the reasons for this revolt and comment on both sides of the issues. Compare this situation with the break off of the CIO from the original AFL in 1935.

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Analyze the current dissension among unions in the AFL-CIO. Several unions, including the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) have pulled out of the AFL-CIO. New national labor organizations such as UniteHere and Change to Win have been formed. Many more unions have made known their dissatisfaction with the current leadership of the Federation, including that of the president, Michael Sweeney. Explain the reasons for this revolt and comment on both sides of the issues. Compare this situation with the break off of the CIO from the original AFL in 1935

The current dissent among the AFL-CIO has its roots way back in 2003 when David Moberg, the heads of five unions formed the New Unity Partnership that claimed that drastic restructuring of the labor movement was required. The restructuring they proposes was that every union be give a unique occupation or an industry to focus on its growth efforts. The NUF wanted a strategic growth. The ...

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