A Labor Agenda For The '90s

In the past two decades, the U.S. labor movement has been in the pits. Battered by global competition, technological change, hostile employers, and a more conservative political environment, most labor leaders have been all too willing to lament their fate rather than change it. Now, a group of reformers is poised to take over leadership of the AFL-CIO. Led by Service Employees' International Union President John J. Sweeney and United Mineworkers President Richard L. Trumka, the group has already ousted longtime federation President Lane Kirkland, who did little for 16 years.

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