A New Deal At The Afl Cio?

For more than a decade, beleaguered labor leaders have bemoaned the decline of unions, citing everything from antiunion management tactics to the shift from manufacturing to services. Then early this year, a group of union chiefs decided they would have to act, no matter the difficulty. In August, they forced out longtime AFL-CIO President Lane Kirkland and began drawing up ambitious plans for reviving their movement.

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