U.S. Labor 2006: Strategic Developments Across the Divide
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Hurd, Richard W.
The AFL-CIO and Change to Win have learned to co-exist without debilitating acrimony. The AFL-CIO has established Industry Coordinating Committees to facilitate cooperative bargaining and organizing ventures. On the political front, the AFL-CIO took the lead in labor’s 2006 electoral operations and conducted an extensive, efficient, and unified campaign. Change to Win unions worked together to build strategies for a growth agenda. The success of UNITE-HERE’s Hotel Workers Rising Campaign indicates the potential of this approach. Difficult challenges remain, but the strategic developments show signs of life and offer hope that labor may find a path to the future.
labor movement; unions; AFL-CIO; Change to Win; UNITE HERE
Required Publisher Statement: © Springer Verlag. Final version published as: Hurd, R. W. (2007). U.S. labor 2006: Strategic developments across the divide. Journal of Labor Research, 28(2), 313-325. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.