WHAT: At press conference, the AFL-CIO
Housing Investment Trust (HIT) will announce a partnership with the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York and the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
to convene a coalition of unions, area religious institutions and developers known as the United Clergy Task Force (UCTF) to build $300 million in affordable housing, community centers and care facilities on sites located in the Metro area.
Under the plan, the AFL-CIO
and network will pursue minimum wage campaigns, safety at construction sites and legislation to criminalize employers who stiff day laborers.
Byron Hobbs, president of SEIU Local 20 in Chicago and the youngest African American leader on the national executive board of SEIU, has been an enthusiastic supporter of the decision to leave the AFL-CIO
It is absurd to suggest that John Sweeney's leadership of the AFL-CIO
laid the groundwork for labor's decline.
According to press reports, the AFL-CIO
is asking the Bush Administration to impose quotas or tariffs to raise the cost of Chinese-made goods.
Building Investment Trust is a real estate fund serving pension plans with union member beneficiaries.
In 1974, following an ALA reorganization, a responsibility statement was adopted, with the primary charge "to initiate, develop and foster, through the organizational structures of the ALA and the AFL-CIO
, ways and means of effecting closer cooperation between librarian and labor organizations" (ALA Handbook of Organization, 1999-2000, pp.
Case in point: The AFL-CIO
is investing a great deal of money in its new "Voice at Work" campaign after having had such success with its "Union Yes" program.
The SEIU, whose core members are janitors and low-level health care workers, is now the single largest union in the AFL-CIO
Since the AFL-CIO
amalgamation, 133 mergers have occurred.
Interviews and consultations with union leaders at the local, state, and national/international level showed that, although AFL-CIO
policy encourages action, creating union response is a major challenge.
And while both parties deny it, CIA and other classified documents show that both the AFL-CIO
and the U.