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    :: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 ::

    Unions divided on illegal laborers - By Krissah Williams, The Washington Post
    The Service Employees International Union, with many immigrants among its 1.8 million members, backs the guest-worker idea, leading it to an unusual labor-business alliance with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    The AFL-CIO, a federation of 54 unions, calls guest-worker programs exploitative and wants immigrants who enter the country to do so as permanent residents, not temporary workers.

    Eliseo Medina, executive vice president of SEIU, which broke from the AFL-CIO in 2005 over strategic differences, said his union recognizes 'the reality of the marketplace and the economy.' A guest-worker program could give immigrant workers the right to unionize and eventually petition for citizenship, he said.
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