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    :: Wednesday, December 28, 2005 ::

    Will unionism rise again? - By GEORGE F. WILL, Victorville Daily Press, CA
    Stern was an Ivy League graduate when he went to his first union meeting. He went, he says, because pizza was being served. The class struggle, like God, moves in mysterious ways.

    He — Stern, not God — has come a long way. Last year he was the principal architect of the secession of the SEIU and six other unions from the AFL-CIO. The seven, now called the Change to Win Federation, were primarily motivated by the AFL-CIO's sluggish recruitment of new members. The seven have more than 5.4 million members, making the group a credible rival to the more than 9-million-member AFL-CIO.
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