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    :: Saturday, June 04, 2005 ::

    AFL-CIO may lose biggest union - By Stephen Franklin, Chicago Tribune
    Besides the food workers union, the SEIU's drive is backed by the Teamsters, the Laborers, and Unite Here, the product of a merger between the needle trades and hotel workers unions.

    Looking ahead, Stern and others say that if they leave the AFL-CIO they will try to form a coalition among the dissident unions and with like-minded organizations such as the Carpenters Union.

    Raising similar complaints as the dissidents about the AFL-CIO, the carpenters quit the labor federation four years ago.


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