AFL-CIO Dissidence

Nearly 1,000 union members will meet in Chicago to take part as delegates to the AFL-CIO’s 25th Constitutional Convention July 25-28 2005. The Convention marks the 50th anniversary of the merging of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations.

From the (now dead) UNITE TO WIN blog:

UNITE-HERE, TEAMSTERS, UFCW and SEIU will not attend the AFL-CIO Convention.

The leaders of those unions and the UFW and Laborers will not run or serve as part of the elected leadership of the AFL-CIO.

Monday, our unions will meet to begin the long process of developing a joint plan for helping millions of workers join our unions and unite their strength with others in their industry.

The world has changed, the economy has changed, our employers have changed, our jobs have changed, and there is no way to have unions stay the same and be successful.

Sources:
http://afl-cio.org/aboutus/thisistheaflcio/convention/2005/
http://www.unitetowinblog.org/story/2005/7/24/23527/0842