Thursday, August 10, 2006

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jxfvtpp said...

Ignoring Split, Labor Makes Election Push CSM

"One year after America's labor movement saw its largest schism in decades, unions are gearing up for a high-stakes political battle in November...

the rival federations have launched a national committee to coordinate political activities...

AFL-CIO and the Change to Win federation have set up a national labor coordinating committee for political activities. They've agreed to merge member lists, work together on phone banks, walks, and leaflet distribution, and help state and local groups work closely on key elections...

But there are still some clear differences. When Change to Win split off last year, one key reason was its philosophy that organizing, not politics, was where the labor movement should be focused.