Sunday, 8 September 2013

American union federation wants to join forces with environmental and civil rights groups

At the convention of the AFL-CIO which starts today, president Richard Trumka will propose to broaden the scope of the organisation. As Steven Greenhouse of the NYT writes:

He has called for inviting millions of nonunion workers into the labor movement even if their own workplaces are not unionized. Not stopping there, he has proposed making progressive groups — like the NAACP; the Sierra Club; the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic civil rights group; and MomsRising, an advocacy group for women’s and family issues — either formal partners or affiliates of the A.F.L.-C.I.O.

More background here.

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