A Mutiny in the AFL-CIO

Citing a lack of commitment to recruitment and reform, the carpenters union cuts its ties with AFL-CIO and President John Sweeney

In a stinging rejection of AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney, the 500,000-member United Brotherhood of Carpenters (UBC) pulled out of the labor federation on Mar. 29. The last time such a split happened was in 1968, when the United Auto Workers stomped out over the federation's support for the Vietnam War.

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