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    :: Friday, October 14, 2005 ::

    Unity and the prospects of renewed struggle - By Ian Thompson, Magazine of the Party for Socialism and Liberation
    The Carpenters union leader, Doug McCarron, has a cozy relationship with the Bush administration. He brags about his visits with George W. Bush on Air Force One.
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    The crisis in the labor movement will not be resolved “from the top.” The maneuvers of union presidents cannot substitute for the action of rank-and-file union members.
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    Change to Win has said little about the need for African Americans, Latinos, women and other oppressed groups to be represented in labor’s leadership. This patronizing approach has generated opposition from groups like the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists.
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