Black unionists urged to develop a Black agenda

Allen, Zita
July 2005
New York Amsterdam News;7/7/2005, Vol. 96 Issue 28, p5
The article focuses on issues related to the labor movement in the U.S. In a matter of weeks, hundreds of delegates representing labor unions throughout the country will convene in Chicago, Illinois, for the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) Convention where the debate will come to a head. At issue, some say, is the movement's shape, structure and soul. A significant part of the battle involves a struggle over who shall lead the labor movement, with a sizeable contingent aimed at unseating AFL-CIO president John Sweeney, headed by the 1.8 million-member Service Employees International Union.


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