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    :: Thursday, June 30, 2005 ::

    Will Union Members Lose Their Rights Under Proposals to Reshape AFL-CIO? - 10 Issues on Labor's Future By Harry Kelber
    Whatever their differences, John Sweeney and Andy Stern agree that control over AFL-CIO’s Executive Committee should be in the exclusive hands of the presidents of the largest international unions.

    Since 14 of the top 15 unions are headed by white males, it means that women, minorities, state federation and central labor councils are effectively disenfranchised from top-level decision making — even on issues that directly affect their members.
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