Friday, January 13, 2006

UFW leaves AFL-CIO

United Farm Workers split from the AFL-CIO labor federation, going with the Change To Win federation, which includes the Service Employees International Union.

The Associated Press reports the farmworkers union hopes to boost recruiting efforts:
The UFW, with about 27,000 members, joins the Service Employees International Union, the Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers, Unite Here and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners in forming the dissident coalition. The Laborers International Union of North America also is part of the new federation, but has not left the AFL-CIO.

According to the Washington Times, the UFW informed the AFL-CIO of the move last week.


Blogger Shaine Mata said...

I did not know that you had so many posts on Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers this week. Otherwise I would have posted links to your articles in this post. I'll be posting links to your posts later in my own comments.

Great job!

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