Labor's Surprising Reemergence

You thought labor unions were quiescent. Think again. In just 15 months as president of the AFL-CIO, John J. Sweeney has shaken up the labor movement, sparking a big recruitment effort that has scored surprising success across the country. Pushing the union to restructure and focus on garnering a new generation of members, Sweeney's campaign may well mark a turning point for unionized labor.

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