On NY’s McLaughlin

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It’s not been a pretty couple of days here for New York labor. It is true that Brian McLaughlin deserves the presumption of being innocent until proven guilty of the …

More On The NLCC

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So, for the real gluttons out there, I’ve got the exchange of letters that lead to the creation of the National Labor Coordinating Committee. Anna Burger, chair of Change To …

CTW Raises A Curtain

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There’s been a lot of speculation and anticipation and criticism, all rolled into one, about the plans of Change To Win. Well, wait no longer for the first shot out …

Machinists Versus UAW?

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Hmmm…this is curious and bizarre. If you go to to website of the Machinists, you find this curious bit of news: Organizing Drive Gears Up at Alabama Mercedes Plant March …

Make Work Pay

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Okay, so I’m all for the idea of making work pay. That’s the slogan of the Change To Win campaign unveiled in Las Vegas yesterday. Since I couldn’t get there, …

Laborers Finally Leaving?

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I heard a rumor on Friday that the Laborers International will pull out of the AFL-CIO on Monday (tomorrow). For those of you with long memories–say, going back to August–you …

UFW Leaves

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I don’t think we should make much of the United Farm Workers leaving the AFL-CIO. Sure, the union has a certain iconic position in the movement’s lore which is quite …

The State of the Deal

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Here’s a bit more information on where we stand on the question of the participation of Change To Win unions in the AFL-CIO’s local and state central bodies. For those …

CTW In Vegas

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Well, reader Sue took me to task in yesterday’s post for not keeping everyone fully informed on what Change To Win is up to. I guess I should feel honored …

A Deal Is Made

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It seems like ages since the Solidarity Charter issue was being debated (I divide time now between BSI–Before Scooter’s Indictment–and ASI–After Scooter’s Indictment). But, it seems as if we’re done …