Infighting Threatens Labor's Unity Bid

Law360, New York (May 8, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In what could be a key step toward increasing their influence on U.S. lawmakers, labor unions have begun to push for a unified labor federation. But infighting and leadership issues may torpedo labor's bid to come together, experts say.

In April, the AFL-CIO, Change to Win and the National Education Association — claiming to represent a total of more than 16 million members — announced the formation of the National Labor Coordinating Committee, to consult and work on unification plans.

“Recognizing the historic moment we face,...
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