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    :: Friday, October 24, 2003 ::

    New Unity Partnership Published by: Workers Action
    So when the New Unity Partnership (NUP) formed as a mini union federation to challenge the policies of the AFL-CIO, they played this role to the hilt. Consisting of union presidents Douglas McCarron (Brotherhood of Carpenters), Andrew Stern (Service Employees International Union), Bruce Raynor (UNITE- Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees), Terence O’Sullivan (Laborers' International Union of North America), and John Wilhelm (HERE-Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees), these officials have banded together apparently to reverse the unions decline. To show that they mean business, they have already began to hire staff.

    They have aimed some accurate shots at the AFL-CIO regarding its weak-kneed organizing efforts. Then again, to miss this would be like missing a stuffed mammoth from a yard away. The question is whether the formation of the NUP presents a possible solution to the crisis of Labor, or is it a symptom?
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