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At the AFL-CIO Convention, Leaders Ask: What Direction for Labor?


a constitutional amendment that would restrict decision-making votes to "the members of the Executive Committee whose members’ employment opportunities and jobs are directly affected."

his letter, McEllrath notes how in 2008, an AFL-CIO affiliate filed unfair labor practice (ULP) charges against the ILWU, "…to try again to sabotage our bargaining." McEllrath continues:

have retaliated by refusing to extend "solidarity charters" and ousting the ILWU from local and state labor councils.

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