Labor's Future

By now most people have heard about the schism that roiled the American labor movement last summer. When the AFL-CIO wrapped up its Chicago convention in July, reelecting John Sweeney as president, several unions that had been threatening to leave the coalition decided the moment had come to do so.

The departing unions included the two largest in the AFL-CIO, the Service Employees and the Teamsters, besides the Food and...

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John T. Joyce