Saturday, July 30, 2005

Really representing working people

Over at BTC News, Weldon Berger describes why the recent departure of the SEIU and the Teamsters is not the tragedy AFL-CIO President John Sweeny would like people to believe.

Certainly it reflects the continuing troubles unions face in the United States, family fights are something no one wants to see in the morning papers. However, the split reflects, as Berger points out, the fact that the Unions can stay cozy with politicians, but as SEIU President Andy Stern said, "politicians don't sign up new members: unions do."

- Murphy

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