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    :: Wednesday, July 13, 2005 ::

    AFL-CIO Working to Minimize Defections - By WILL LESTER, AP
    Sweeney is already laying off about 100 employees, and if he went along with the coalition proposal to rebate more money, the AFL-CIO would have to shut down its Washington headquarters.

    'It's the largest, strongest trade union center on the planet,' McEntee said. 'To make a move that would essentially cripple it is a bad move.'
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