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Wed Jul 24, 2013, 06:29 AM

AFL-CIO source: United Food and Commercial Workers to rejoin fed

Washington (PAI) A source close to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka has confirmed a story in the magazine In These Times that the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) union plans to rejoin the AFL-CIO this year.

The announcement was supposed to occur at UFCWs convention in Chicago in mid-August, and be ratified at the AFL-CIO convention in Los Angeles in September, but the magazine broke the story on July 10. UFCW delegates must ratify reunification.

UFCW, with more than 1 million members, is a key component of Change To Win, the coalition of unions that broke away from the AFL-CIO in 2005. UFCW President Joe Hansen now chairs Change To Win, but has stayed on good terms with the AFL-CIO, as have UFCW unions at the local and state levels.

UFCW has also cooperated with the larger labor federation in national politics and in mass rallies for labor causes. On the same day the reunification story broke, Trumka and Hansen issued a blistering joint statement against a voluntary weak building enforcement code in Bangladesh, where a clothing factory collapse had killed 1,129 workers. The workers made clothing for one signer, Wal-Mart, among others.


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Wed Jul 24, 2013, 09:37 AM

1. Solidarity, now more than ever!

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