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UNITE Splinter Group Joins Forces With SEIU

Law360 (March 24, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After months of tension, a splinter group of 150,000 workers has defected from UNITE HERE and formed a new affiliation with the Service Employees International Union.

On Monday, the newly formed Workers United announced its affiliation with North America's fastest-growing union, SEIU, just two days after the 150,000 mostly former UNITE workers announced their split from UNITE HERE.

“When we merged with HERE five years ago, we believed it would benefit our members and improve our ability to organize our industries,” Workers United president Edgar Romney...
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