Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Good news on labor: two smart unions (UNITE and HERE) are merging

Two of the few successful unions (success defined as organizing new workers into a union to raise their standard of living, instead of losing members and shrinking as a percentage of the work force) are merging. This is great, because some of the problems with American labor are self-inflicted (too many unions is one of the biggest problems), and merging forces is a smart way to build strength.

Harold Meyerson has the story on Alternet here.

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